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    Spotlight on Drama at The Skinners' Kent Academy - centre stage and shining!

    Today we hear from Holly Barradell who is a Drama Teacher and the Head of Expressive Arts Faculty at The Skinners' Kent Academy in Tunbridge Wells. Holly is also an Ofqual Expert for Drama, Advisor fo...

    Validating the artistic process - the Arts Award way

    There are suggestions that the process of building Stonehenge may have been as important as how the monument was eventually used. Completing an Arts Award qualification isn’t nearly so difficult as bu...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 10 Dec 2018

    Parallels between the Gatsby Benchmarks and Arts Award

    In December 2017, the UK Government laid out its’ careers strategy, a plan to raise standards around career guidance in England. A key pillar of the strategy was embedding the Gatsby Career Benchmarks...

    Author: Alan Lynch

    Date: 03 Sep 2018

    Providing creative opportunities with Gold

    The latest statistics on the number of teenagers pursuing an Arts based education have raised concerns about potential knock-on effects this might have on the creative industries. This is not a new co...

    Author: Catherine Sercombe

    Date: 28 Aug 2018

    How Arts Award supports apprenticeships

    The academic year might have come to an end but summer represents an opportunity to build up extra-curricular activities. Apprenticeships are a great way for young people to get practical life experie...

    Author: Alan Lynch

    Date: 20 Aug 2018

    From Voice to action

    What does it take to get your voice heard in a saturated media market? Art has a long history with activism, with artists and activist groups using many art forms to get their voice heard for centurie...

    Author: Nici West

    Date: 23 Jul 2018

    How art can change the world

    The Arts Award blog, often explores different aspects of the arts, from the levels of creativity involved to its’ measurable impact: we’ve written about it all. As the academic year comes to an end, w...

    Author: Alan Lynch

    Date: 16 Jul 2018

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