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getting other subject areas involved !

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getting other subject areas involved !
by Alex Ward - Thursday, 1 December 2011, 9:39 AM

anyone got any views /ideas on getting other subject areas involved in your delivery of the award.

i have had some success in the past with English dept. tasking the arts event on board ( shakespeare play ) and a little on ICT helping with the powerpoint for the heroes ...anymore ??

alex  @ notre dame .sheffield

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Re: getting other subject areas involved !
by Matthew Gough - Saturday, 3 December 2011, 1:04 AM

Hi Alex

I use power point (I have transfered all the relevant questions and things they need to consider from the AA paper work into a PP doc) for the students to record all 4 sections of their award, enabling them to get a real understanding of how it can be used - encouraging them to use and learn a variety of power point functions, including inserting photos and video.

I guess they could use word or publisher as a way to record their arts award. We usually encourage them to keep a folder of notes etc to along side the ICT work.

Also  we do the RSC Cahllenge Award which obviously means the students need to engage with Shakespeare and would work really well if they were able to work on the same play they were doing for English.

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Re: getting other subject areas involved !
by Jodie Abrahams - Tuesday, 13 December 2011, 2:35 PM

Hi Alex,

As Matthew says, the RSC Shakespeare Challenge is a great way to link your Arts Award project to English/Drama. You might also want to think about integrating Arts Award into Shakespeare Schools Festival activities - more information on how to link the programmes at The Lights, Camera, Parliament! film-making competition can provide opportunities to link up with Citizenship/Ethics, Media Studies and Drama too -

Aylesford School structured their Arts Award programme around a product design / pitching project which incorporated literacy, maths, product design and business skills.

Does anyone else have examples of delivery approaches that have incorporated other subject areas?

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Re: getting other subject areas involved !
by Theresa Angus - Wednesday, 14 December 2011, 2:40 PM

We have worked with English for the past 2 years doing the Shakespeare Schools Festival with a 6th form cast and 6th form director - it has been an amazing experience for all involved and been a great success with students gaining so much experience and tuition via the NYT and the SSF team. All involved have used the project for Gold Arts Award and we are hoping to spread out and support schools who are doing teacher directed productions, giving them our older students to support them with direction etc The SSF has been fantastic and we will do all we can to continue being involoved in the venture year on year! I can not recommend it enough! It is such amazing value for money!