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Robin Levien RDI and RSA Academy, Tipton

August 27, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Product Designer Robin Levien adopted a game show approach when he set a design brief to two teams of six students at the RSA Academy. His project ‘Design, Make & Communicate’ was launched live on stage in the school hall in front of a packed audience of students, tutors, and parents. Each team, a group of […]

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Stephen Jones RDI and Whitley Academy

August 27, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Britain’s biggest name in hat design, milliner Stephen Jones RDI, has designed hats for international fashion collections as well as the likes of Princess Diana, Beyonce and Lady Gaga. Stephen set a project to sixth form art & design students at the RSA Whitley Academy in Coventry, challenging them in a video to design a […]

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Learning Spaces project with Warwick University

August 26, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

This is a guest blog from two students Ipsley CE RSA Academy: Daniel Langham 5AS and Aaron Davies 5RM The learning spaces project was a really great experience for all of the kids who went there. This is what went on and a description of what we did. The purpose of going to Warwick University was […]

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Weston Beamor jewellery competition winner announced!

August 22, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

This is a guest blog from Chris Smith, Maths, Science and Technology Lead Practitioner, STEM and IBCC Coordinator at RSA Academy in Tipton.  Chris explains how RSA Academy in Tipton have played a key role in the success of this inter-school competition.  Back in January 2013 a number of RSA Fellows met at Weston Beamor in Birmingham’s […]

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Ben Kelly RDI and Arrow Vale RSA Academy

June 3, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Interior and exhibitions designer Ben Kelly RDI visited Arrow Vale RSA Academy and proposed a radical ‘live’ brief. The initial project for Year 12 product design students was to design an architectural shelving system for the school entrance hall to display student’s work. However, as communications developed during Ben’s visit, the brief, much to the […]

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Literacy Review

June 3, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

During October and November the four schools in the Family participated in a review of English and cross-curricular literacy with Phil Jarrett HMI, who made two visits to each of the schools to review with the schools their practice in relation to literacy and English.  On 29 November the four schools came together to discuss […]

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Student Leadership Conference 2013

June 3, 2014 / Georgina Chatfield

Students from Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Whitley Academy and RSA Academy, Tipton had very early starts to get to the RSA in London to take part in the second annual Student Leadership Conference.  Joined by RSA Fellows, Duncan Piper, Marie Nixon, Rick Hall and Asma Shah who told personal stories about leadership, the students led […]

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