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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "schools"

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Schools and Museums Toolkit

This is a practical guide on how to create accessible and inclusive museum experiences for special schools and SEND ( special educational needs and disability) families. This toolkit is product of a South East Museum Development Programme project linking museums with special schools in Kent. It highlights simple, low-cost improvements you can put in place, with case studies from Kent museums and signposts to best practice elsewhere in the UK.

Published:2019 Type: guide-toolkit


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The MAC, Belfast, reduces the fear of the unfamiliar for children with autism spectrum disorder

Melissa McMinn shares how developing MACtile tours has helped the MAC welcome children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

By Melissa McMinn, The MAC, BelfastPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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The MAC, Belfast, increases school visits with Passport to the MAC

Melissa McMinn shares how the MAC developed a primary schools reward scheme to make trips to the Christmas show more accessible.

By Melissa McMinn, The MAC, BelfastPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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Top tips to market your dance or performing arts school

Consider This share their top tips to make your dance or performing arts school stand out.

By Paul TaylorPublished:2016 Type: article


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Panto Wheels: a sponsored fundraising event in the arts

Panto Wheels is a scheme run by Cambridge Arts Theatre to help children from culturally and socially deprived areas of Cambridgeshire to attend the theatre's Christmas pantomime by subsidising the cost of travel. In 2013 Victoria Willingale did a sponsored bike ride to raise awareness and money for Panto Wheels. By working with local partners, including the local paper, she was able to get press and social media attention, raise £1,600 (plus Gift Aid) in sponsorship, and create a relationship that led to a £3,800 grant for the scheme.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Arts access programme for regional South Australian communities

Country Arts SA is one of South Australia’s largest arts organisations, providing arts and services across regional South Australia through a range of arts programs and initiatives, the management of performing and visual arts venues, and the provision of grant funding which supports the creative endeavours of communities and individuals. This case study provides a brief overview of the work of the Country Arts’ Learning Connections programme and shares some of the challenges they face when working in rural areas with a geographically widespread group of artists and schools.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Using public art to engage with visually impaired children

This case study demonstrates how a Queensland school uses interactive artwork to communicate information and enable learning for visually impaired children.  The case study outlines the key outcomes and findings of the project as well as future plans for continuation of this worthy initiative.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Helping schools focus on improving skills in language, reading and writing

Launched in November 2011 the Ant Club has been developed by the Booktrust to provide resources to support the development of children’s language, reading and writing during the early years and infant phases of education in schools.  There are currently 1,192 schools taking part. This report presents the findings from the evaluation of The Ant Club intervention that took place from 2012 to 2013.

Published:2014 Type: research


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Where can museums find young people?

This factsheet explains how cultural institutions such as museums, galleries and heritage sites can locate and attract young people to take part in Kids in Museums Takeover Day. It is useful in general for cultural organisations who want to know where to find young people ahead of a special event.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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The role creative technology and art can play within curriculum-based learning

FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK's leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool. This case study describes how FACTs milestone project 'Flunstellas' took digital technology into the classroom and embedded it within curriculum-based learning. Working with Year 7 and 8 students from Weatherhead Media Arts College and emerging artist, Neil Winterburn, Flunstellas explored the future of learning. The end result of this highly collaborative process was Charlie, a large-scale installation in the FACT atrium as part of the Knowledge Lives Everywhere exhibition.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Questions & Dancers: Making new work for young people

The Questions & Dancers project offered emerging choreographers the chance to work with young people in the making of new work whilst engaging dance experience to young audiences. The project was created for eight to eleven year-old children and their families and presented by The Place, Sadler’s Wells and Company of Angels. This case study describes the process of how the connection between the artists and children was maintained during the creative process, and how the young audiences were asked to share their thoughts on the final performances. 

By Tim WoodPublished:2013 Type: case-study


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How to creatively teach science through music

Explore the impact of innovative teaching methods in science on attainment, achievement and attitudes of pupils. By encouraging teachers to use music when exploring the science of sound, this project demonstrates how lessons can be made more engaging.

By Janet ChapmanPublished:2013 Type: case-study


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How arts and cultural organisations can work with schools

A report exploring how arts and cultural organisations can work with schools. It focuses on: the type and nature of work taking place; key criteria for schools in working with arts organisations; art form priorities and provision for schools; communication between arts organisations and schools; the challenges and barriers facing schools in accessing provision; funding, spend and value for money. The Working with Schools research project aimed to inform the development of future programmes of work and this report makes suggestions for possible developments. These are presented in the wider context, drawing on findings and recommendations as set out in relevant regional and national documents.

Published:2013 Type: research


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The impacts of a CPD programme at Imperial War Museum

The study reviews the InSite educator immersive learning CPD programme, part of Their Past Your Future (TPYF). The programme involved participants from schools, museums, curriculum development and educator training. The report explores why the combination of elements of the programme produces the impact that it does to explore the learning techniques employed and to consider the implications of this type of education work for future learning and interpretation at Imperial War Museum (IWM).

Published:2013 Type: research


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The impacts of an immersive learning programme at Imperial War Museum

The study reviewed the immersive and experiential learning programme for young people – Their Past Your Future (TPYF). It evaluated how direct engagement with people, places and objects impacted on a personal and societal level, and how it enhanced knowledge for young people and educational institutions. It also explored impacts on the Imperial War Museum itself.

Published:2013 Type: research


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How can I market my dance school to prospective students?

A quick reference guide to how marketing techniques can help dance schools deliver new students through their doors. It presents a number of practical and low-cost tools: getting your key messages right; strengthening your online presence; keeping the flow in interesting news and information (especially through social media); database and email marketing; and building local relationships including with schools and groups.

Published:2013 Type: guide-toolkit


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Realising the values of young people’s creative production

Using research from Creative Partnerships, this article argues that the main skill young people will need will be the capacity to link creativity to meaning in their own terms and in ways that will allow them to match production and products to purpose and audience. This means that the capacity to respond to the different expectations that there are will be vital. It argues that the question for creative education is how to combine multiple perspectives on value and give young people the essential reflective and editorial skills to navigate, arbitrate and learn to make more from these.

Published:2013 Type: article


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New ways of engaging audiences with historic collections through user-generated interpretation

This paper provides a short overview of the HLF-funded Pre-Raphaelite Experiment, where Manchester Art Gallery trialled new ways of engaging audiences with historic collections through user-generated interpretation. The year-long programme brought families, community groups, schools and volunteers together to re-evaluate one of the city’s highly valued but potentially insufficiently-understood cultural assets. In a significant departure to the Gallery's standard approach to interpretation, one room was transformed into an evocative environment designed to focus responses on four key Pre-Raphaelite work in a more collaborative dialogue.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Engaging schools – the style of our lives project

This report outlines the process and outcomes of The Style of Our Lives, a LIFT project with the aim of celebrating the 'theatre of the streets' as represented by individual style and dress,  that took place in Stoke Newington in 2000.  Find out whether the aims and objectives of the programme were met, how the work was evaluated, and what recommendations for future activity are made.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Learn how Brindley Arts Centre used artists working in the community to develop an engaging exhibition programme

This case study from Inspired Responses talks through how a newly-opened arts centre addressed the needs of local schools in its arts programming by working with local artists on a community engagement programme. It covers how to work with schools and teachers to find space in the curriculum for art (at mainstream as well as special schools), and how to make the project cost-effective for all involved. It covers the importance of treating the work created as professional, but also reveals what didn’t work.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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