Collingwood Learning are the creators and operators of the Smashed Project.

Collingwood Learning was founded in 2004 and is dedicated to addressing the many social issues that affect young people. A creative company, we often utilise theatre and related arts forms to help engage learners and enhance learning outcomes. We work with public and private organisations nationally and around the world to help transform young lives.

Chris Simes, B.A. (Hons)
Managing Director, Collingwood Learning

Chris, originally a trained actor, has run Collingwood since 2009. Previously, he ran the largest educational theatre programme in the world, and has developed creative learning initiatives with Councils, the NHS, Barclaycard, Diageo, and the British Council. An adviser to governments in many countries, Chris has spoken at the European Commission, the UK Parliament, and advises Health Education England. Originator of the Smashed Project, Chris travels the world setting up new projects.

Katy May, B.A. (Hons)
International Projects Manager, Collingwood Learning

Katy has twenty years of experience establishing innovative programmes across the arts, culture, and education sectors. After working with Chris running multiple theatre-in-education projects across the UK, Katy worked for the Arts Council England, then founded Curious Minds, a charity which gives young people access to arts and culture. Katy now applies her considerable arts project management experience to manage Smashed Projects around the world.