Hi Peter, thanks for your response. You're right, I think there's an opportunity for more and better quality public and private partnerships in this idea, which could be mutually beneficial. In the creative schools programme we matched individual creative professionals with schools which saw whole classes and their teachers work with a diverse range of people - from artists, actors and poets to chocolatiers, robotic experts and comedians.
I think there's scope to broaden this further, so my dream list of businesses and venues would include design and branding studios, media companies, STEM businesses and start-ups as well as judicial courts, churches and town/village halls. To take my small village as an example which has a primary school; within 5 miles there is an adventure park, a hydroelectric power station, a museum, village hall, a vegetable growing cooperative and an empty restaurant and hotel, and each of these offer the potential for meaningful, authentic real-world learning.