Let's change the world for art students in 2014

10 January 2014

A new campaign which encourages teachers and artists to unite to reverse the setbacks suffered by art education.

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Let's change the world for art students in 2014

Shelly Asquith, president of the students' union at the University of the Arts London, talks about a new campaign which encourages teachers and artists to unite to reverse the setbacks suffered by art education. Read more

What will 2014 bring for schools?

From Michael Wilshaw resigning to a new school-led improvement network, educationalists give their predictions for the coming year. Read more

Take part in the pilot phase of the London Curriculum

A New Direction is working with the GLA to use London itself to inspire new key stage three resources and activities in the capital’s schools. We are seeking partner schools to pilot new resources and activities. To learn more about how to get involved with these incentivised activities, go here

Creativity: the stuff of freedom

An interesting blog by the RSA about the crucial role of creativity for the 21st Century. The blog focuses particularly about creativity as the realisation of freedom. Read more

Apprenticeships in the arts

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announced this week six new grants to apprenticeship programmes offering opportunities for young people to gain training and work experience within arts organisations across UK. Read more

Workshop in Latin-American rhythms with the Grand Union

The Grand Union Youth Orchestra (GUYO) is currently running free monthly workshops for young musicians aged 12 to 26 from a diverse range of cultures. The first one is taking place this Sunday 12 January and will be followed by another one on Sunday 9 February.

Coming of age: New thinking in museum learning

An event that will explore how museums can respond to national curriculum changes and develop strong relationships with schools to ensure that learning remains a priority. Read more

Common Projects

Tate London Schools and Teachers team are inviting a group of 10–15 teachers to work alongside artists, curators and educators, to form a collaborative community of shared practice. Through a series of conversations, workshops and interventions, Common Projects will develop an ongoing dialogue around art and education. Read more

Our Theatre: A celebration of Shakespeare’s life and work

A project that celebrates the creativity and achievements of Southwark students and teachers. This year, the project celebrates the life and work of English poet and playwright. The presentation of the project will take place on 27 February 2014. Read more

Youth sector warns against labelling young people as 'lost causes'

Youth charities, including London Youth, have expressed dismay over recent coverage of the plight of the UK's young people, and called for a more positive focus on what the next generation has to offer. Read more

Why student fieldtrips make an impact

Six reasons on why the impact of teaching fieldtrips goes beyond students and deserves to be counted, including the creative outcomes. Read more

Beethoven and Mozart 'can boost pupils' concentration'

A new research from the Institute of Education claims that exposing pupils as young as seven to listen to classical music in primary school can have significant knock-on educational benefits. Read more


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