Round and Round You Turn Me

Round and Round you turn me

Since our launch in 2011, we have also developed a positive collaborative relationship with University of Exeter’s (UoE) Graduate School of Education (via Dr Kerry Chappell & the Centre for Creativity, Sustainability and Educational Futures colleagues and students).

Through our 2014 Action Research project ‘Round and Round you Turn Me’, we collaboratively researched two questions: ‘how does creative arts practice effectively support Early Years children’s development?’ and ‘how is wise humanising creativity manifested within early years interdisciplinary arts education? 

Six mini projects

3 Carousel artists created and delivered six mini projects, each project spanning a six-weeks. They worked with over 100 children and their parents/carers, ranging in age from 4 months + to 70 years+.  The research has been disseminated at the British Educational Research Conference 2014 at the Institute of Education in London and via this short film.

The research resulted in 3* graded peer-reviewed academic article ‘Making and being made: wise humanising creativity in interdisciplinary early years arts education’


This short film highlights a research project which explored creative input into Early Years development. The project was run by The Carousel Project and the University of Exeter.