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Primary School Arts Outreach

Offering opportunities in Arts for local state schools. Arts subjects encourage self-expression and creativity and can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity.
Creativity can also help with wellbeing and improving health and happiness – many students in the TALE study commented that arts lessons acted as an outlet for releasing the pressures of studying as well as those of everyday life.
Studying arts subjects also help to develop critical thinking and the ability to interpret the world around us.

Aims

To give opportunities for local state primary schools to access arts linked to their curriculum. 

Identified the lack of funding in state sector for the arts. The need for the school to offer opportunities they cannot afford to run at their current school.

Seeing the children engage and learn in an environment which they would not normally have access too.

Pupils and staff of the visiting schools benefit from a whole day of immersing in this inspiring environment. Their work then gets sent to them so they keep a lasting reminder of what they achieved personally and as a group. Inspire them to pursue arts in the future.

Background

It is a regular offering from the Art department to help art in the local community.

School identified a lack of funding for state schools in the arts.

Constant offering driven by need and will continue toi be offered.

Resources

Clay and other classroom materials.

The school facilities and equipment are vital to its success. Kiln required to fire the clay which is an expensive piece of equipment which is also expensive to run.

Teaching staff and non teaching staff including older pupils are used for the event.

The event runs for the whole day including providing them with free lunch.

Nottingham High school cover all costs for the day. Ensuring this is available to the most socially mobility for the event.

Impact

Benefits are joy/happiness of pupils and staff as they engage in the day.

Arts subjects encourage self-expression and creativity and can build confidence as well as a sense of individual identity.
Creativity can also help with wellbeing and improving health and happiness – many students in the TALE study commented that arts lessons acted as an outlet for releasing the pressures of studying as well as those of everyday life.
Studying arts subjects also help to develop critical thinking and the ability to interpret the world around us.

The schools are asked to come back and they always apply to return. We are having to add more dates to keep up with demand to take part in the day.

Pupil Involvement

Pupils from other schools Year 5-7, 30+ pupils of mixed gender.

Older pupils Year 9+, 5+ pupils assisted with the day, showing great leadership and communication skills.

Frequency

Single event which runs a number of times in the academic year.

This will continue to occur. Ongoing.