Brightstripe for LearningInspirational learning delivered creatively for all age groups and abilities.  Learn a new skill for fun or to enhance your employability or health; revitalise your teaching practice, or motivate your pupils.

Are you a creative practitioner who offers workshops/tuition? We’re eager to expand the pool of practitioners we work with, so if you’d like us to consider you to deliver workshops, projects and cultural events with us, please complete the expression of interest form by clicking here.


Back to Sport

Low-cost and low-commitment sociable sporting activities targeting non-sporty people or those looking to reactivate their sporty sides… Read more

Delivering roughly 12 weeks of sessions aiming to engage and retain 15 to 20 people and become self-sustaining. A further objective is to identify someone to take a leading role within the sessions so that when the paid coaching ends, the sessions can continue – funding for training is included within the package cost. We have a variety of sports that take place across the county and normally run for 12 weeks at a time. If you have a particular sport or a group of people who want to take part, then just let us know. Register your interest with Amy Chandler on 01432 358232 or 07508181174.

Community Learning

Accredited and non-accredited training for volunteers and those supporting people in need of increased levels of physical activity… Read more

Courses are delivered over an agreed number of sessions within the community, working with groups/organisations to understand and deliver the most appropriate training. Courses are based on increasing learners’ confidence, using workbooks and other appropriate resources, including technology. Certificates of achievement are awarded. If you are keen to learn more about supporting people to be active then contact Jan Perridge on 01432 358232 or 07983 495978. We’ll be able to tell you what Community Learning courses are available and where and when these will be taking place.

Healthy Heart Trail

Design, development, advice and installation of trails to deliver locally-based, low-cost exercise in the fresh air… Read more

Delivery of sessions to engage and train people on how to use the trail. All projects are based on local identified needs to increase physical activity for health benefits and social cohesion. Projects are developed in partnership with local area groups to determine size, design and funding routes. Contact Jan Perridge on 01432 358232 or 07983 495978 to kick start the process.

Let’s Walk Herefordshire

Walking for Health (part of national scheme) leads walks throughout Herefordshire (roughly 10 walks per week) all led by volunteer walk leaders, trained through Brightstripe… Read more

Free to participants, the short health walks are sustainable, low-impact social activity which also increase mental well-being. Walking is one of the simplest and most effective forms of exercise you can do. Almost anyone can do it and it’s very easy to get started. We also have a free pack of 12 mapped walks across the county that can be done independently. To become involved in joining one of our health walks or to train as a walk leader then contact Zoe and you can become one of the thousands of people involved in Walking for Health across the country. Get in touch with Zoe Hooper on 01432 358232 for more information on the timetable of walks and training dates.

Love your Learning

Love your Learning’s creative approach allows schools, Children's Centres, PRUs and Adult learners to explore their learning and take risks, in a supportive partnership grounded in action-based research… Read more

Serious about closing the learning gap, particularly for FSM-eligible pupils; or planning whole school change; or skilling up Adult learners, Love your Learning aims to accelerate the progress of underachieving or disengaged pupils whatever their age in maths, literacy or science skill sets and encourage independent learning. For Preschoolers and KS1&2 pupils we do this through EYFS principles, utilising transferable creative techniques, where teachers and pupils together gain new strategies for planning, engaging, delivering and evaluating; creating a more meaningful and memorable learning experience. Working collaboratively with Huw Evans, an independent education consultant; Head Teacher Bridget Knight from our active partner school Eardisley Primary; and a team of creative practitioners headed up by Visual Artist Adrian Higgins, Love your Learning can embrace a class topic, or an interest and contribute towards the accredited Trinity College’s Arts Award & Artsmark certification which Brightstripe can support in an Advisory Role at Silver, Bronze, Discover and Explore Arts Award levels. To find out more or if you a require an Assessment for Learning visit, please contact Annie Millen on 01432 358232 or 07983493960 and see how Brightstripe can tailor this for you.

Moves to Succeed

Designed to reduce challenging behaviour and support vulnerable young people to develop coping strategies for life… Read more

This pioneering programme uses moves carried out in a variety of dance styles such as street, break, Latin, ballroom and contemporary. Motivational and effective in reducing challenging behaviour – 98% of students showed improvement in behaviour and attitude (results of a 3 term Year 5/6 programme in 4 Hereford Primary schools) – Moves to Succeed (M2S) is based on the underlying belief that physical movements have strong psychological links. A fun programme, it also enables participants to learn different skills offering potential improvements to family life and learning attitudes, as well as total body confidence and co-ordination for the individual or a group of young people. Perfect in all schools or for families or individuals that need support, M2S can complement Primary to Secondary transitional programmes. Interested in Moves to Succeed as CPD for your staff or parents, or a programme or club for your school or group or would like a free DVD Toolkit (p&p apply) then please contact Annie Millen on 01432 358232 or 07983493960 and see how Brightstripe can tailor this for you.

Nordic Walking

A new and exciting way to increase your fitness in the outdoors… Read more

Regular sessions are held for six weeks at a time to introduce you to the skills. Brightstripe are running taster sessions, instruction and training for local community groups to enhance health and wellbeing for the participants. Brightstripe provides poles and training at an affordable cost in the community so get in contact with us to find out dates, times, cost and places to meet. Contact Zoe Hooper on 01432 358232.

Career Development for Artists and Designer Makers

Opportunities for Emerging Artists & Designer Makers… Read more

Supporting students, recent graduates and later career artists and makers to get into the Creative Industries whether though our cultural events programme or if you are interested in developing your career in community or school environments we can offer opportunities through Love Your Learning, y.Art and Vacation Creation. We welcome student stalls in partnership with Hereford College of Arts at Hereford Arts Market; have three ‘Young Artist Bursaries’ annually up for grabs for h.Art; Herefordshire Young Open Exhibition; and have many opportunities at the annual Hereford Contemporary Craft Fair, including ‘New Exhibitor Award’, ‘Affordable Art Stand’, and ‘Alloy Stand’. Click here to view opportunities for Emerging Artists & Designer Makers. To find out more call 01432 358232.


Vibrant weekly sessions (from 20 to 40 minutes) focusing on helping young people to learn new transferable skills to support their learning, and have fun within their school or group.… Read more

Brightstripe acts as a broker and sources quality creative and sports practitioners with alternative creative skill sets to those of the existing teaching staff to deliver breakfast, lunchtime or after-school clubs. Stimulating and refreshing for the kids, Refocus re-energises pupils getting them ready for learning or home-life.  If you fancy a Refocus programme tailored to your school or clubs needs contact Annie Millen on 01432 358232 or 07983493960.


Inspirational project, leading to increased skills and aspirations for young people and building the capacity of both established and emerging artists in Herefordshire… Read more

Artists (Arts Award trained) lead creative sessions offering young people the opportunity to work in a variety of artforms, including film, animation, media, music and visual arts. The y.Art artistic team is supported in each venue by a youth worker who leads on behavioural issues and provides an ongoing relationship with them. We work closely with HVOSS (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service) who provide a link to the youth centres and groups across the county. Additional options include: ◦The opportunity for young people to take an Arts Award qualification while involved in the project. ◦On the job vocational training for trainee artists, led and supported by professional artists, overseen by Brightstripe practitioners, who provide personal development plans. ◦Art College placement students have also been offered a chance to experience real-life creative projects – increasing their understanding and knowledge of the local arts’ sector. Working closely with voluntary organisations and local artistic providers means y.Art can be tailored for you. If this sounds exciting for your local group, then make contact with Deborah Allison on 01432 358232 or 07983495993.