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Schools and Teachers

The Fruitmarket welcomes school groups into the Gallery. More information about group visits

Schools Programme

The Fruitmarket Gallery delivers the Garcia Family Foundation Schools Programme annually in September and October, working with 6 local Edinburgh schools. The schools programme consists of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) session for teachers, a class visit to the exhibition and artist-led practical workshops in school. The programme culminates in a large-scale exhibition celebrating children and young people’s creativity at The Fruitmarket Gallery.


CPD for Teachers

To support teachers, the Gallery provides a twilight CPD training session for Primary and Secondary Teachers during each exhibition. The CPD session is free and includes a practical workshop, a poster and Learning Through Exhibitions resource pack to help teachers explore the exhibition in more depth with their students.
Work with LEAPS

The Gallery collaborates annually with LEAPS (Lothian Equal Access Programme for Schools) to help deliver their Creative Extras Art and Design Portfolio Week during the October holidays. LEAPS provides encouragement and advice for students who are traditionally under-represented within higher education.