Arts Award & Architecture: Behind the scenes look at how Thomas Gainsborough school delivers Bronze

AA good practice centre logo 2017-18Today on the blog we have a real treat for you – a behind the scenes look at how one centre delivers Bronze Arts Award.

Thomas Gainsborough School has been an Arts Award centre since 2014 and their delivery has gone from strength to strength. Last year they delivered Arts Award to over 400 students – an amazing achievement Arts Award lead and teacher of Art, Craft and Design Lucy Nichol describes how they achieve such fantastic success. Continue reading


KS2 Arts Award – Where do I start?

SSF Romeo and Juliet Old Rep
Abbey Catholic Primary School

Good Practice Centre Abbey Catholic Primary School will be blogging their Arts Award journey as part of their Good Practice Centre year. The school runs Arts Award at Discover through to Bronze, enjoying the challenges and celebrations of achievement the award brings to their pupils. In their first instalment, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) and Arts Award lead Rebecca Lonergan, discuss how they got started with their programme. Continue reading

Music & Fanzines

Fanzine Workshop with graphic designer
Arts for Teens

This week’s blog comes from adviser Tim Coyte at Arts For Teens, a centre delivering music projects to young people in Hartlepool. Tim tells us how he led Exchanging Notes, a Bronze Arts Award project based entirely around music. If you’re an adviser considering a similar approach, featured below is a framework and key insights on how you can use music to deliver Arts Award.
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