Arts Award

Arts Award is a national qualification from Trinity College London that supports anyone up to the age of 25 to grow as artists, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world by making or taking part in any art forms, from pottery to poetry. Click here for more information from the national arts award website.

Since 2018 Delamere has been a registered Arts Award Advisor Centre. This means we have trained members of staff who run arts award projects with our pupils and can help support other schools running their projects.

At Delamere we run the Discover and Explore Awards. These are the two entry level awards. They are inclusive enough for every child to be successful and achieve by experiencing something creative, unusual and inspirational. Each pupil receives a certificate once the project is complete to recognise their hard work and promote ownership.

Arts Award Achievements

Discover Award

The school artist ”Rachael Addis” has been working with our learners to achieve a “Discover Arts Award”.  As part of the award the children have been exploring a wide range of artists and creative techniques including Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture. They have also learnt about lots of new artists and went on a trip to a new Arts Centre in Manchester, “The Factory” to see the International artist Yayoi Kusamas exhibition. The Arts Award enables the children to really explore their creativity and learn lots about art techniques and artists.  Rachael is continuing to work with children in the school during intervention sessions to achieve the Arts award.

Discover Project – Van Gogh

Our reception children successfully completed their Arts Award Discover project with Wellfield Infants. The project introduced the children to the work of artist Van Gogh. They explored different paintings each week, they particularly enjoyed the Starry Night piece. The project culminated in a visit to the Van Gogh Alive! Exhibit at Media City which was a really special experience.

Identity Project

Another group of children successfully passed their Arts Award Explore project! Their work was based on the theme of ‘Identity’ see the moderator’s feedback below about the project –

Some excellent feedback given and ideas to move forward with for the next award. Well done Asad, Aden and Damaris for persevering on this creative journey – especially with all the Covid restrictions.

These young people have covered an extensive amount of arts activities during the course of their Explore Arts Award including painting, mono printing, working with clay, photography and more. The digital evidence, scribing and photographic evidence were well laid out and easy to navigate. The short film was excellent. The art works produced for Parts A and C were very good these sections could be even stronger with a little more reflection from the young people, possibly scribed? Part D was well shared and it is good to read how much the young people enjoyed their journey. For Part B, the research into Pablo Picasso has really deepened the young people’s knowledge, and it was good to see the photographic workshop too. Some research into an Arts organisation is a requirement for this section. I am aware of the situation with Covid so trips to museums and art galleries are restricted, however, some research online would have been possible. The arts organisation can be local or national, e.g. a theatre, art gallery, library, museum, any or other organisation or companies that support the arts. However, the young people have developed themselves as young artists and increased their knowledge and communication skills. Well done!

RRSA: Article 8 (protection and preservation of identity) Every child has the right to an identity.

Article 29 (goals of education) Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

Exciting News : Our first pupil completes Arts Explore Level

Art Star! Emile is the first pupil at Delamere to successfully completes his Arts Award Explore project. Emile worked so hard on the project despite the pandemic, it took a long time to all come together, but he was so patient and enthusiastic. Emile focussed his project on stop motion animation and his favourite cartoon characters. He visited the Whitworth Gallery with some of his friends for an animation workshop last year, and he made his own mini films. Such hard work Emile — you should be very proud of yourself!

Here are a few photos of the Arts Award projects we have worked on:

Asad , Damaris and Aden worked on an Explore award. This ties in with our Rights Respecting Schools award article 8 : you have the right to an identity and article 30 : if you’re from a minority group you have the right to enjoy own culture.

Painting, movement and sound Owl Class Discover Award

Art in Nature Squirrel Class Discover Award

Animation Explore Award

Identity Explore Award

“Badger Class explored a Light and Dark theme for their ‘Discover’ Arts Award.

Their project culminated in a Gruffalo shadow puppet show where the children were filmed acting out the characters with puppets in a shadow box theatre they had helped to create. “ Watch the show below .

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