Community and culture are also important areas to be considered when educating in art and at every opportunity I have made contacts with organizations to arrange exhibitions of pupilsʼ work and have prepared for them to visit various environments including the Whitworth art Gallery during an exhibition that considered art education and the different stages of learning art, The Science and Industry Museum, Manchester Museum and connections with Manchester Metropolitan University. During an archeological project all the children, from the whole school, created a textural piece depicting the various stages of their concept of the ʻBig Digʼ. This piece has since been taken by HMI Ian Middleton to be exhibited in the London OFSTED offices.  OFSTED has also used a recording of my teaching as part of its documentary on best practice in art teaching.