We are rightly proud of our community spirit across the City and this project is intended to celebrate Nottingham's richly diverse population.

We are inviting all schools, academies and settings to contribute a 900mm x 900mm panel, or panels!, to the Nottingham Big Tent that will be on display from Summer Term 2017.

It may be a panel to celebrate the diversity in your school, or a single class group, or individual pupils for their GCSE or A level textiles project, or a number of panels from interested pupils or staff! Their could also be ones to represent MATs, TSAs and school partnerships!

We want contributions from anyone and everyone, to indicate that we are all of one mind, here in Nottingham.

We'll provide the cloth background, you provide the design on it. This could be embroidered, appliqued, painted, dyed, stitched, quilted or whatever. We will organise the stitching together of the panels and everyone can enjoy seeing their entries alongside everyone else's on display in the Market Square and around the City at different events.

Contact: marisa.blissett@collegest.org.uk for further details and material and the initial closing date is February half term 2017, so do it now!

There are a number of partners involved in the project, hopefully using local media to track the gestation of "the tent" and we will be inviting community groups to contribute as well. But our schools and academies are the ones to bring all children, parents and grandparents together, so we want them to show off their interest in a City where we all live happily together.