The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning colder, and as we hope desperately for snow on the big day, it’s a great opportunity for classrooms up and down the country to be getting stuck in to winter craft activities.
Never one to miss an opportunity to get messy and tie creative activities to the festive season, the Arts Award team has come up with five of our favourite craft projects young people can not only get involved in but also link an Arts Award to. Continue reading
We’ve seen a rising number of young people completing their Arts Awards digitally in recent years, in a variety of different formats. So many that it can all be rather daunting if you haven’t worked digitally or online much before. That’s why we’ve produced a great new resource showcasing some of the platforms we’ve seen successfully used to create Arts Award portfolios. Continue reading
2017 marks the third year that Into Film and Arts Award have been working in partnership with the aim to inspire young people to creatively engage through film. Read on to find out more about the partnership, and how you can get involved in Arts Award via Into Film’s resources and programmes. Continue reading
Halloween is coming! And even if you don’t get personally involved by popping on a witches’ hat to watch some horror films, it’s a great opportunity to engage young people in arts activity. To help prepare, we’ve got some suggestions on how to creatively scare things up.
This week, we’re highlighting some updated resources! These templates are designed to guide young people through each part of Bronze, Silver and Gold with prompts and suggestions that, if used effectively, can help them develop personalised portfolios. Continue reading
At the beginning of July our Digital Associate Julie Neville, with Fran Gkotsi and Dave Darch from A Little Learning, hosted an Arts Award webinar. The aim was to demonstrate how digital arts can be successfully used within Arts Award, highlighting some specific examples from young people’s portfolios and the wider arts world. Continue reading
We know, we know! The holidays are upon us and teachers are starting their well-deserved summer break. BUT, why not use the summer to start thinking about your 2017/18 delivery, and get ahead of the game? We even have a discount running on training for keen beans sorting out their plans for September. Continue reading
Nobody enjoys admin, but it’s only when something gets missed that you realise how important those processes can be. Such is the case with Arts Award assessment: a wonderful project needs to be assessed properly to make sure that everything is in place. Fortunately, we’re here to help with some tips on completing your assessment! Continue reading
Arts Award were thrilled to be invited to lead a session at the School Library Conference 2017 in Harrogate over the weekend of 23-25 June.
The annual joint Youth Libraries Group & School Library Association conference is an opportunity to bring school and public librarians together to share best practice, ideas and updates, as well as inspiration for the year to come. This year was also very special as it included celebrations to mark the 80th anniversary of both the SLA and the CILIP Carnegie Medal, both established in 1937. Continue reading