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    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...

    Getting creative before lunch: Arts Award Key Stage 2 Explore Literacy resource

    A variety of research into primary school timetables over recent years shows that schools continue to position subjects like literacy and maths before lunchtime, in an effort to maximise academic prog...

    Author: Julie Neville

    Date: 08 Apr 2019

    5 things we’re looking forward to at this years’ Music & Drama Education Expo!

    It’s here… One of the biggest events of the year for music and drama educationists and organisations who support them is just around the corner! Every year we look forward to the London (and now also ...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 04 Mar 2019

    Budget vs reality – how to make the most out of your arts provision

    It’s not news that school budgets are increasingly feeling the pinch. Just last month over 1000 teachers marched on parliament demanding more funding for their schools, and many cited the arts as bein...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 24 Oct 2018

    Making the most of your Arts Week

    Many schools have an Arts Week – especially at the end of the summer term when the children are over-excited! How can you make the most of this time, and ensure that it isn’t just a ‘nice to have’ but...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 03 Aug 2018

    Five creative responses to school trips

    Taking children to museums, galleries and heritage sites is a fantastic way to bring learning to life, and to broaden the horizons of children who may not otherwise get the chance to visit some of the...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 03 Aug 2018

    Engage a music specialist to boost your schools' music offer

    Many schools will have access to a wide range of music support through their local Music Education Hub or Service. This can include instrument hire, peripatetic lessons, support with WCET & First Acce...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 02 Aug 2018

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