Arts Award for Performances for Schools

Here you can find information on how to deliver an Explore Arts Award after a visit to a Performance for Schools at Glyndebourne

Getting Started

Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone up to 25 to grow as artists and arts leaders. By undertaking artistic challenges, participants are inspired to connect with and take part in the wider arts world.

Through Arts Award young people gain a nationally recognised qualification enabling them to progress into further education and employment. Arts Award has five levels, four of which (Explore, Bronze, Silver and Gold) are accredited qualifications on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Working with your students to complete an Arts Award in your school can help to extend their learning and the impact of a visit to Glyndebourne. Either through dedicated lessons in curriculum time, or through an extracurricular club, it is possible for children to build a portfolio documenting their journey towards an Explore Arts Award. This portfolio could simply be an exercise book, scrapbook or folder filled with their research, learning and creative output. Once completed, these logs can be sent to Glyndebourne Education for moderation before being submitted to Trinity College London for accreditation.

The process

There are four main elements to an Explore Arts Award, which are designed to encourage young people to: explore, create, present and be inspired by the Arts. Below is a short explanation of these four elements, and you can find further information in the how-to guide below including a range of suggested activities and questions for young people, which will help you to deliver the Arts Award in your school.

1. Inspire
Which Arts activities are you going to take part in?
Why did you choose them?

2. Explore
Which artists and organisations are you going to explore?
How are you going to explore?

3. Create
What are you going to create in response to this experience?
How long will it take and what will you need?

4. Present
How will you share everything you have learned?
Whom will you present to and how? In assembly? To teachers and pupils? At an open evening?

Download Arts Award guide