Children play amongst artwork from Totally Thames 2019 ©

Milo Robinson

Rivers of the World is an international art project which harnesses creative talent amongst students, develops learning and interest in natural and local environments and provides a framework for international schools to work in long-term and mutually-beneficial partnerships.

In 2019, the programme launched in Coventry and a two-year programme of artist-led workshops and international collaboration began. A cluster was formed including every SEN school in the city who were then partnered with peers in Bagamoyo and Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. This resulted in a twenty-strong contingent of schools in two countries. A cluster of this nature and size had never been seen before in Coventry, nor in Rivers of the World, and it is hoped that this successful partnership can provide a blueprint for future iterations and cities both in the UK and further afield.

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