Over the past term, Arts Development Manager Annabel Thomas has been on tour with Trinity Rock and Pop, celebrating Trinity College London’s new Rock and Pop syllabus, and delivering hundreds of Arts Awards at the same time! On the blog this week, we round up the amazing musical Arts Awards delivered as part of this programme and explore using Arts Award Discover with whole class ensemble teaching (WCET). Continue reading
Arts Award and BBC Ten Pieces are working together to support schools who would like to deliver Arts Award’s unique qualifications alongside their Ten Pieces Project.
Ten Pieces is an exciting initiative for schools, led by BBC Learning, BBC Music and the BBC Orchestras and Choirs, focusing on classical music and creativity. Ten Pieces aims to open up the world of classical music to a generation of children and inspire them to develop their own creative responses to the pieces through a range of art forms. Continue reading
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.
When Katie set about doing her Gold Arts Award in 2016 she wanted to explore her own arts practice in digital media as well as support other young people to get involved in digital arts. So when Helix Arts invited Katie to get involved in Mozfest 2016 by co-leading their ‘Off the Beat’ workshop at the festival for her Gold Unit 2 leadership project, it was an opportunity not to miss. Continue reading
Next up in our Meet the Team series is James Wedlock, Arts Award Training Coordinator and talented guitarist and music composer.
This week on the blog we have a guest post from Simon Glenister, Founder and Director of Arts Award centre Noise Solution. Simon shares with us how they deliver Arts Award and enable their young people to reinvent themselves.
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.
This week we hear from 2015-16 Good Practice Centre Victoria Education Centre, and explore their Arts Award project using the BBC’s Secondary Ten Pieces as a stimulus.