Cathedral School & St John’s Live & Learn Together

Thu, 10/12/2015 - 13:29

Lichfield Cathedral School pupils and St. John’s Hospital residents have this week created pieces of animation together based on their shared experiences, the first in a series of collaborative arts events due to take place at the school in the coming months.  

The Cathedral School successfully applied for Staffordshire County Council’s Community Arts Funding to enable their Sixth Formers and residents of St. John’s Hospital in Lichfield to engage in ‘Live & Learn Together’, an intergenerational arts project aimed at benefiting the local community by bringing young and old together and widening their participation in the arts.

Project lead Amanda Holtham explained, “Live & Learn Together will bring our young people and older members of the local community together for a series of inspirational arts events. It is hoped that the experience of working collaboratively in a group will increase respect and understanding of each other, improve feelings of belonging and mental wellbeing, as well as offering the opportunity to experience something a little different and gain new skills.”

Three Staffordshire-based artists will be welcomed in to the Cathedral School over the next few months to deliver arts workshops, including filmmaker Dawn Jutton (MediaDivas/Stafford Film Festival), storyteller Maria Whatton and the Joliba Drum School.

Staffordshire County Council’s Community Arts Fund helps to support Staffordshire’s communities in their access to a wide range of cultural activities. They are currently inviting proposals for activities that share the council’s vision for a “Connected Staffordshire” where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy. Further information can be found at their website


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Notes to editors

Lichfield Cathedral School provides independent education for girls and boys aged 3 to 18, from Pre-School to Sixth Form. Class sizes are kept small and specialist teaching is provided from an early age. The school offers a challenging curriculum, founded on Christian values and first class teaching.  Whilst the school holds an exceptional reputation for music education, particularly the superb choirs, there is no specific type of student at LCS: academics, artists, athletes and the adventurous are all welcome. For more information, or to book a personal tour of the school, please contact Lesley Bannister on 01543 306168 or email


Jo Brown, Director of Marketing, Development & Admissions

Lichfield Cathedral School, The Palace, The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 7LH

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