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    What is arts education for? And what contribution can Arts Award make?

    This is the final blog in a series that has been written by Arts Award moderator and adviser Frances Howard, based on her doctoral research investigating the educational experiences of ‘dis-engaged’ y...

    Sing Up a storm this March

    Arts Award is delighted to have partnered with Sing Up, the national organisation working to turn every school into a singing school. In 2020, as part of the annual Sing Up Day young people can also a...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 14 Oct 2019

    Arts Award and BBC Ten Pieces Trailblazers

    This August the BBC is launching its new series of Ten Pieces, a suite of free musical resources, teaching guides and more to support and encourage all schools to engage with music. Just like with pre...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 27 Aug 2019

    Achieving Explore: boat stories inspiring a new folk song

    A museum of boats may not seem the obvious place for Arts Award but Windermere Jetty, a new museum in the Lake District National Park, used its stories as inspiration for a group of local Primary Scho...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 22 Jul 2019

    Delivering Silver: A look at how Arts Award & Music can help enhance practice, share learning and focus the mind

    St Helens Council Music Service are a Music Education Hub delivering musical opportunities to young people in St Helens, Merseyside. They’ve been delivering Arts Award for the last four years, from wh...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 17 Jun 2019

    Why we believe arts enrichment activities are important

    It’s no secret that we want to support schools to offer the arts as part of their core curriculum as much as possible. However, we also appreciate that in the current education climate this isn’t alwa...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 20 May 2019

    Arts Award and Folk Arts: Three ways folk educators have used folk arts for Arts Award

    Folk arts encompass music, dances, plays, storytelling and crafts which are an integral part of every culture. In the UK folk art is strongly linked social history, telling stories of local struggles,...

    Author: Caroline Bray

    Date: 13 May 2019

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