Providing opportunities for engagement with arts and culture and for children to be creative and turn their ideas into action

Takeover Day

Students take over the RSA An annual event that gives a voice to student ideas The aim of Takeover Day is to give young people the chance to get involved in organisations and have their opinions heard, so we asked all students to think about the following questions throughout the day: ‘what have you seen/learnt the […]

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Mental Pictures

A new, creative approach to raising awareness of mental health in schools A student-led project working with inspiring designers Mental Pictures is a student led project facilitated by RSA Academies in collaboration with the Helen Storey Foundation. The project considers creative and resilient approaches amongst students to mental health issues in schools – an increasingly relevant […]

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Royal Designers for Industry (RDI)

Opportunities for students to spend time with some of the world’s leading designers who have been awarded Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) by the RSA for sustained excellence and significant benefit.

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Artsfest

Inspiring creativity, participation and trying something new Furthering passion for the arts 2018 brings us to Whitley Academy for our celebration of arts and creativity across the RSA Family of Academies. We will be in Coventry to mark the city’s recent fabulous success in winning the bid to be the UK’s next City of Culture in […]

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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 Performing Arts Hub

Transforming participation and engagement in the performing arts Developing the creative capacities of teachers and students The RSA’s 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 the RSA schools and a small number of cultural […]

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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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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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RSA Pupil Design Awards 2014

RSA Pupil Design Awards is a new 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…

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