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
This week we’re focusing on Bronze and Gold, with details of Arts Award Voice’s Bronze and Gold hubs. Bhavesh from Arts Award Voice tells us more, including some of the ways the hubs can support young people working on Bronze and Gold!
We are kicking off the first Arts Award blog post of 2017 by re-posting a great blog from the Youth Music Network written by Rachel Parsons at More Music who talks about how she embedded Arts Award across their youth music programme.
It’s a busy time in schools at the moment – not only are teachers battling end of term fatigue, but many schools are in the final throes of putting together their end of year performance. In primary schools this is usually a nativity or Christmas celebration, while secondary schools could have anything from carol services to full-blown musicals, recitals, dance shows and art exhibitions. It’s exhausting just thinking of the options!
But the good news (apart from all the mince pies which hopefully have appeared in your staff rooms) is that Arts Award fits fantastically well with all of these events. We wanted to share just some of the ways you can bring even more value to your winter productions, and help your young people gain their Arts Award at the same time.
Laura Shepherd, Arts Award Adviser at Queen Elizabeth School in Lancashire (Good Practice Centre 2015-16), shares how they approached running Bronze, Silver and Gold in her school this year Continue reading
Our last top tips blog offered some quick pointers for any advisers assessing Explore work ahead of moderation. Because we know there’s also a lot of Bronze moderations coming up we’ve got some guidance for any advisers about to assess Bronze portfolios too! As before this is based on queries to the team and feedback from moderators… Continue reading
Edward Boott is Artistic Director at Nonsuch Theatre, one of our 2015-2016 Good Practice Centres. In this week’s guest blog he’s telling us how an Arts Award project has impacted the confidence of young people taking part. Continue reading
Off the Shelf is a new resource designed to support Bronze Arts Award. It will provide useful guidance to help you plan and deliver Bronze, and includes some great resources for both advisers and young people to use throughout. We’d like to tell you a bit more about it! Continue reading