Pupils who are creative and turn their ideas into action

The Secret Gardeners’ Project

Inspiring creative thinking through gardening Using challenging cross-curricular approaches This is a new creative learning initiative from the Helen Storey Foundation and RSA Academies designed to get imaginations buzzing about planting possibilities in our changing environment. Together we will create a series of imaginative and inspiring gardens across the RSA family of schools. The participating schools […]

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‘Wyrd’ to the world of work

Film-making to learn about employability and collaboration Inspiring creative thinking Between April and July 2015, students at RSA Academy in Tipton worked with RSA Fellow, Nigel Barton and his team from Wyrd on a creative employability project. Wyrd aims to support young people into the ‘world of work’ and improve employability skills. The team developed a […]

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RSA Pupil Design Awards 2015-6

Using design to solve problems and improve our lives Competing across the schools The RSA Pupil Design Awards is a programme based on the RSA Student Design Awards, a 90 year old competition aimed at university students.  We believe that design is about more than making beautiful things. Design can be used to solve real […]

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RSA Academies’ Performing Arts Hub

Transforming participation and engagement in the performing arts Developing the creative capacities of teachers and students The RSA Academies’ Performing Arts Hub aims to develop an innovative, collaborative approach to transform pupil participation and outcomes in the performing arts. It will do this by creating sustainable partnerships between our RSA Academies and a small number of […]

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Catalytic Teaching and Learning with Prof Helen Storey RDI

An art, fashion and science collaboration Catalysing creative learning across schools In June 2015 we launched a nine-month project with the Helen Storey Foundation called Catalytic Teaching and Learning. This project is a fashion / science collaboration exploring ways we could purify air. Opening at Ipsley CE RSA Academy, two new installations appeared in school overnight: the ‘Field […]

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RSA Academies Teaching School Alliance

The five schools in the RSA Family of Academies are all members of the newly established RSA Academies Teaching School Alliance as part of the National Teaching Schools scheme. Through the alliance we

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Weston Beamor jewellery design competition

RSA Academies pupils from Arrow Vale RSA Academy, Whitley Academy and RSA Academy in Tipton were set the challenge of designing a lapel badge for their Principal. Initiated by RSA Fellows…

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A Manual of Modern Making

The initial aim of this project is to bring about significant improvements in the learning experiences of RSA Academies students in design and technology, through the exploitation of the latest…

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Frontline Voices

Frontline Voices is a series of podcasts from education frontline practitioners – teachers, head teachers and others, whose work puts them into daily contact with children and young people.

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A Bus Ride Away

This project aims to broaden the horizons and raise the aspirations of young people aged 11-14 (years 7-9). This age group is crucial as these young people are just beginning to consider what…

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