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    A Typical Scottish Summer?

    The sun may have been a bit reluctant up in Scotland this summer, but that has not stopped some fabulous Arts Award centres from delivering great projects. With the Scottish schools returning for a ne...

    Students are powerful advocates for the arts

    Sienna James suggests that students’ voices can help teachers to raise the profile of the arts in schools. Sienna has achieved Bronze, Silver and Gold Arts Awards and now writes for Voice magazine alo...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 19 Jun 2019

    STEAM: Experiencing the arts alongside technology to encourage cross-curricular learning

    Julie Neville, Arts Award Associate for formal education, spoke to Su Adams, Computing Curriculum Specialist at U Can Too about the impact and importance of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Ar...

    Author: Julie Neville

    Date: 03 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

    5 things to say to your SLT about the value of the arts

    We think the arts are vitally important. If you’re reading this blog we reckon you probably agree. However it is rarely easy to convince senior leaders to invest your time and your organisations’ mone...

    Author: Annabel Thomas

    Date: 03 May 2019

    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...

    Author: Guest Writer

    Date: 15 Apr 2019

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