As the lead partner for the Croydon Stands Tall Learning Programme, HSBC and LSBU have demonstrated their commitment to Croydon’s young people by providing a direct opportunity for children from our schools and youth groups to play a central role in the London Borough of Culture.
Schools and youth groups are offered the opportunity to join the Leaning Programme, complete with Key Stage learning resources, to apply their education to the London Borough of Culture, enhancing fun, imagination, and creativity in the classroom alongside core subjects.
Schools and youth groups who partner with Croydon Stands Tall will also get the opportunity to form part of a secondary trail as they take delivery of a four-foot giraffe sculpture to design and create themselves. The smaller giraffe sculptures will be delivered to civic centres including libraries, leisure centres and other notable locations for the duration of the 10-week extravaganza.
HSBC is a committed local, national, and global partner, helping young children build money confidence through their Financial Capability Programmes for Young People aged 3 to 25 years, as well as their partnership with The Scout Association and the Money Skills Badge, which helps Beaver and Cub Scouts develop confidence and an understanding of money.
Working in partnership, LSBU believes that knowledge has the power to impact the lives of people, from all walks of life. LSBU serve society with integrity, wherever they are in the world, leaving no one behind.
Croydon Stands Tall, a project led by Croydon Business Improvement District (BID) in association with internationally renowned Wild in Art, will create a public art trail unlike any other, celebrating the borough’s rich artistic heritage, creativity, and diversity. The project will also raise money for the Crisis Croydon Skylight, located in the heart of the borough, offering vital help with housing, employment, health, and wellbeing to help people leave homelessness behind for good.
Schools and community groups are invited to join the Croydon Stands Tall herd, where they will be able to design their own four-foot-tall giraffe sculptures while participating in a borough-wide Learning Programme. The sculpture provides a unique, creative opportunity to engage students in important topics ranging from environmental issues and the natural world to science, art, and so much more.
After getting creative in the classroom, students will be able see their stunning giraffe masterpiece on the art trail, displayed in venues across Croydon for everyone to admire and enjoy. Please register your interest at Croydon Stands Tall.