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RSA8 The Good in Us – Holyhead School Case Study

September 11, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

The RSA8 Leadership Programme was founded in 2014 to help develop leadership and entrepreneurial skills in students through a variety of social action campaigns. The project centres around giving 10 students in Year 8 the opportunity to raise awareness of and support local and global social issues important to them, such as climate change, mental […]

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6 Principles for effective social action in schools

September 3, 2019 / Hannah Breeze

How can you judge the quality of work done for the local community? That’s the question we’ve been trying to answer in our RSA4 project, which runs social action projects for Year 4 pupils. So how are we defining ‘high-quality social action’? Social action is practical action such as campaigning, fundraising and volunteering, all of […]

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RSA Pupil Design Award winners 2019

July 30, 2019 / Georgina Chatfield

This is a blog written by Aidan Daly that is posted on the RSA website: Today’s young people are solving tomorrow’s problems through design. ….. The fifth year of the RSA Pupil Design Awards culminated this month in an inspiring final event at Hanbury Hall in Shoreditch. Once again, the next generation of designers have […]

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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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