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Arts Award
Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it's creative, valuable and accessible.

Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification, which allows progression through each Arts Award levels, which can lead into further education and employment, awarded by Trinity College London.
We offer Arts Award to primary schools, artsmark schools, arts organisations, community organisations, theatres & services for young people with disabilities.

If you are any of the above we would love to hear from you
  • Arts Award offers skills for teachers, which may lead into CPD opportunities.
  • It’s creative, valuable and accessible
  • We offer Arts Award Discover & Explore

Are you interested in having us deliver Arts Award in your school or organisation but you are not sure how to fund it? ARTS CONNECT offer financial support towards your Arts Award project schools or organisations in the West Midlands. Please see the link below for further info. Click here for further Information
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As part of our touring work we bring a delightful family show ‘Same Same...But Different’ which has been created working in collaboration with a number of primary schools in Birmingham and London. We used the children’s creative responses and lived experiences of being different and belonging. We use the themes of this innovative production to inform our Arts Award Offer.

Through the Arts Award project we will craft a playful and colourful world to explore our curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong.


Dance workshop: participants get a taster of three dance styles Kathak, Contemporary & Hip Hop Dance.

Theatre workshop: participants explore storytelling through movement, mime and props from the show (ribbons, bells, fabric, etc.)

Difference, Identity and Belonging workshop: participants explore the themes of individuality, diversity and the bonds which connect us all, through dance and physical theatre.

Visual Arts workshop: participants design their own comfort fabric inspired by South Asian block printing styles as seen in the show, celebrating their individuality and sense of belonging.

We can also offer a relaxed performance of the show at your school or organisation within your package, so please feel free to ask us about this.
Award-winning Sonia Sabri Company is one of the UK’s leading dance and music companies renowned for dazzling, lively performances created by Directors Sonia and Sarvar Sabri. This feel-good celebratory dance theatre show is for everyone to enjoy. Age guidance: children aged 5+ and their grown ups.


The five British Values:
  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

Wellbeing in the Classroom:
  • Additional Needs
  • Isolation & Loneliness
  • Mental Health
  • Emotional Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Social Interaction
Transition into Secondary School:
  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Peer Pressure
  • Developing new friendships
  • New routines and organisation

Children move at their own pace with Arts Award but we recommend around 25 hours is spent completing it, depending on the project. This can be completed over numerous sessions on a weekly basis, for example over a term basis, or we could deliver this in a concentrated phase, such as part of, Arts Week within your school.

‘The children thoroughly enjoyed the drama and different games they played. They enjoyed painting and decorating their object for the Tree of Life. Mel was very enthusiastic and clearly passionate about what she does, which was lovely to see.’
‘We had a fabulous time with Sonia Sabri Company. The pupils really enjoyed the project and were totally engaged. They loved learning about the instruments and found the dance challenging but accessible. Sonia was brilliant with the pupils, her manner of teaching was really relevant and the pupils responded very positively to her.’

Please contact Melanie Lewis for a bespoke quote and we start to design the right Arts Award offer for you.

Melanie Lewis
Projects Manager

Tel: 0044 (0) 7706 788044 Email: infoEmail
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