The Challenge

How can we explore and understand other cultures in an effort to enrich our community?

Improve local community

Build relationship with partners


Paignton, Torbay


2017 – Present


RIO’s Connected Schools Programme, Play Torbay, Torbay Community Development Trust (CDT), The Real Junk Food Project

RIO - Connected Schools

The RIO solution 

With the support of the Connected Schools programme, ambitions for 2017 revolve around developing further partnerships with community stakeholders who will offer Curriculum Enrichment and new opportunities for pupils to gain real world skills.

The school hopes that by supporting initiatives which meet community needs and facilitating collaboration on community projects, it can build new relationships with curriculum partners. In doing so; Curledge Street Academy can provide more real world learning experiences for its pupils which research shows enhance life chances and raise aspiration levels.

To explore areas in which meaningful connections could be developed; the school invited members of the public to a “Make Things Happen” engagement event on 24th November 2016.

Having facilitated these discussions, the school is now a central partner in the development of at least 3 community businesses operating in the Community Food, Culture & Heritage; Events and Digital Storytelling spaces.

Stats and Facts

  • Curledge Street Academy catering to pupils aged 2-11
  • Social Isolation (Young & Old) pinpointed as an area of need
  • Need educating on Food Poverty & waste
  • High degree of community disengagement
How The Project Was Received



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