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Artsfest 2019 – on tour!

July 23, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

Take a breath! It has been a fabulous two days of energy, anticipation and bravery as we took Artsfest on the road with a London leg and a Redditch leg. Following the same format, we worked with 80 young people over two days participating in circus skills ranging from stilts, juggling, flag making, beatboxing, acro-balance, […]

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RSA Academies RSA4 Road-trip: Charford First School

July 18, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

Last Thursday we completed the final leg of the RSA4 road-trip. Over the past month, we have been visiting all of the schools participating in our primary youth social action programme RSA4 to see how pupils’ projects have progressed. Each of the schools have led their own individual actions from raising money towards a local […]

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RSA Academies RSA4 Road-trip: Abbeywood First School

July 16, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

For the third leg of the RSA4 road-trip, we headed to Abbeywood First School in Redditch to see pupils’ progress on their mindfulness garden. Over the past six months, 10 Year 4 Pupil Leaders and their wider class peers have been participating in the RSA4 youth social action project. Back in March, the Pupil Leaders […]

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Opportunity for Curator – Contemporary Art Space Project

July 12, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

We are seeking a Curator to work with us on an exciting new project supported by the Foyle Foundation and the Sainsbury Trust. Iniva and RSA Academies are working together on a two-year programme of art-making and community engagement arising from RSA Academies’ Commitment to Arts, Culture and Creativity. This project is designed to develop […]

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Opening Doors in the Black Country – Innovation in Careers Education

July 11, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

Led by the RSA Academies & The Black Country LEP, the launch of Opening Doors in the Black Country on Wednesday 10 July was an opportunity to celebrate innovation and success in careers education as well as to invite more businesses to join the 30 employers already involved. About Opening Doors The Opening Doors to […]

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July Newsletter

July 10, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

Welcome to the RSA Academies’ July newsletter. Read about the upcoming Contemporary Art Space Project, social action mentoring opportunity, the new Commitment document for Wellbeing and Mental Health, plus blogs from the RSA Education team.

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RSA8 Evaluation and Celebration Workshop

July 8, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

Now in its fifth year, the RSA8 Programme is a bespoke programme for a group of Year 8 students to design and deliver their own social action project that will have an impact on their own school community. This year, the reflections and celebration event took place on 3rd July at The Business School of the University of […]

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School leaders need more support teaching LGBT content

July 5, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

This blog is also posted on the RSA website. How schools should teach students about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) content and relationships has been in the news following recent protests. The public attention comes as schools are considering changes they might need to make in response to the Department for Education’s (DfE) new […]

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Designing road safety signage with Marion Deuchars RDI

July 4, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

What a brilliant day we had in late June at Abbeywood First School. Year 4 pupils were engaged in a special workshop to design new road safety signs with illustrator/author Marion Deuchars RDI. Marion is a Scottish born, internationally acclaimed, award-winning illustrator. Marion works with major design and advertising agencies, publishes illustrated children’s books and has […]

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RSA Academies RSA4 Road-trip: Woodrow First School

June 20, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

On our second leg of the RSA4 road trip, RSA Academies made a very special visit to Woodrow First School to catch up with Year 4 pupils on their youth social action project. Tackling difficult social issues First, I want to take you back a few weeks ago to a lunch meeting I attended for […]

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