Our congratulations go to Gigi who has sucessfullly passed her Gold Award. She has been a valuable and long standing member of the Arts Crew. Well done it's quite an achievement!
As part of the Arts Award qualification, young people need to attend and review arts events. These reviews need to be shared others so please click on the links to read their comments on local exhibitions and shows.
We're pleased to publish reviews from the following Bronze Arts Award Students, please read and share.
Aren : Sounds of Science Review. Before the event, we did not know what a surprise we were in for. A representation of the history of science through music? The idea seemed unusual, but we decided to give it a go. I was filled with interest and curiosity as I walked through the doors into the Corn Exchange…read more Aren
Will : The Play That Goes Wrong. On the 10th of December I went with National Youth Arts Theatre, a drama group I am in, to see The Play That Goes Wrong performed at a theatre in the West End….read more here Will
Josh : Ed Sheeran Wembley Stadium. Performing on the 11th July 2015, Ed Sheeran in Wembley was easily the best concert I have been to. His skills with a Boss Loop station are easily matched by his vocal range and tone of his voice. Within a matter of seconds, he was effortlessly laying down complex polyrhythmic beats whilst his feet glided around the board…read more here Josh
Finn : Sounds of Science Review Sounds of Science was a concert that I went to on the 8th October. The whole concept of this concert was to re-create millions of years of history into a concert. Read more here Finn
Arts Award is...
Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that supports young people to grow as artists and arts leaders and inspires them 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 are on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
As they work towards Arts Award, children and young people collect evidence of what they have done and reflect on their experiences.
At all levels, children and young people work with an Arts Award adviser. This is a trained adult who supports young people in gaining arts experiences, provides guidance and assesses arts logs and portfolios.
An Arts Award can be based around any arts or media activity. There are no entry requirements, no time limit for completing the award, and no set rules on how to present final work. Young people just need to be aged under 25, and ready to explore new creative experiences.
Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.
For more information visit www.artsaward.org.uk
Babylon ARTS (operated by ADEC) is very proud to have been involved with Arts Award since 2006. We successfully work with young people at all levels and it is very rewarding to see them progress through the levels and obtaining their Gold award.
We have delivered the award in a variety of settings including:
- Highfield Special School, Ely
- Cambridgeshire Travellers
- The Stained Glass Museum
- Lighthouse Youth Club
- Young People in Care
- Ely College
- Music Arts Project
- The Word Garden
- Young People Littleport