MAKE is a manifesto for craft in Scotland and is drawn from the aspirations, ambitions and concerns of Scotland's many-sided craft community.

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MAKE with the Knit Shop, Photograph: Neil Hanna
MAKE with the Knit Shop, Photograph: Neil Hanna
MAKE with the Knit Shop, Photograph: Neil Hanna
MAKE with the Knit Shop, Photograph: Neil Hanna

Our Campaign

MAKE Learn is championing the long term value of teaching craft and making skills from early years through to further education.

MAKE is calling for an entitlement for every primary school child of 10 hours of craft and making in the classroom every year. This is the equivalent of 1% of the school year.

MAKE is calling for the inclusion of craft in the Expressive Art curriculum with an addition to the Art and Design Experiences and Outcomes Benchmarks.

MAKE with The Knit Shop

MAKE with the Knit Shop is a two-year CLPL (Career Long Professional Learning) project designed to embed craft approaches in schools.

Together with partners Knit Shop and Dundee Creative Learning Network, the project explores the value and potential of teaching craft across the curriculum and equips teachers with the skills, knowledge, confidence and experience, to provide quality education and impactful learning through the arts.

Working with six primary schools in Dundee (Ancrum Road, Claypotts Castle, Fintry, Rosebank, St Mary’s and Downfield) the project introduces teachers and pupils in P5 and P6 to new craft-based approaches, developing numeracy skills using the Dundee Progression Pathways for Numeracy.

Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Teacher Development Fund, with additional support from Creative Scotland as part of their targeted funding to strengthen the craft sector in Scotland.

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MAKE with the Knit Shop, Film by Rob Kennedy

Resource Spotlight

Craft and Making Education in Scotland Today

Craft and making education can contribute to learning and attainment across the curriculum; improving mental health and wellbeing; driving employability in a range of sectors and developing capacities to respond to the climate emergency.
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