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    Creative Faculty Mission – Everyone’s an artist!

    Following their recent success at the TES Awards, winning Creative School of the Year; Victoria Harrocks from Formby High School discusses how their Gold Arts Award delivery has contributed to a vibra...

    The importance of metacognition – Making a case for young people learning to learn

    The Education Endowment Foundation, the UK’s What Works Centre for Educational Achievement, has recently published their guidance report on metacognition and self-regulated learning. The report stress...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 08 May 2018

    NCS & Arts Award – Exploring our partnership with The Challenge

    We’ve featured NCS and social action on the blog before and we’re revisiting it again with this guest post. In this post Amy Lewis from The Challenge highlights the ways in which the NCS crosses over ...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 02 May 2018

    Discover singing with Arts Award and Friday Afternoons

    On the blog this week, Snape Maltings tell us about their ‘Friday Afternoons’ project and a new guidance resource they’ve created for advisers to use in their settings for delivering Arts Award Discov...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 01 May 2018

    Accessibility & the Arts: access and inclusion initiatives across the country

    The Arts should be accessible to everyone. It’s something we’re committed to at Arts Award but it’s important to mention that it’s not just us paving the way, many arts and cultural organisations acro...

    Author: Alan Lynch

    Date: 23 Apr 2018

    Shakespeare, puppets and flexibility: supporting flexible evidence gathering to achieve an Arts Award

    When we last heard from Rebecca Lonergan and Abbey Catholic Primary School, they were planning their Arts Award delivery for the year, making use of after school clubs and Shakespeare Schools Festival...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 19 Apr 2018

    Throwing shapes with Stepping Stones – exploring architecture with dance

    In March this year, a group of young people with individual learning requirements came together to complete a human shape dance performance as part of their Explore journey. Arts Award adviser Michael...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 16 Apr 2018

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