Arts, Culture and Creative Education

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The projects below have been led by RSA Academies in support of this commitment

Support the Arts, Culture and Creativity Commitment

Valuing a broad, creative education Offering high-quality opportunities A key area where RSA Academies is distinctive from other academy sponsors is through creating inspiring learning opportunities between RSA Fellows and the students and teachers in the RSA Family of Academies. We want to encourage more RSA Fellows to inspire our young people and share skills […]

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Contemporary Art Space Project

Inspiring curious minds Two-year programme of socially engaged art making and engagement The Contemporary Art Space Project will launch in the autumn term 2019 in partnership with Iniva, the Institute of International Visual Arts. Through a collaborative process with pupils and their teachers we will see outdoor contemporary art spaces created in three RSA schools: Abbeywood […]

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Inspiring creativity, participation and learning new skills Developing a passion for the arts This event is a celebration of arts and creativity across the RSA Family of Academies. The ethos of the day is participation, trying something new, having fun and being creative as we aim to further students passion for the arts and understanding of […]

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RSA Pupil Design Awards

Using design to solve problems and improve our lives Inspiring creativity and design in schools The RSA Pupil Design Awards is a free, national design competition for secondary school and sixth-form pupils aged 11-17. Pupils are encouraged to use their creativity and imagination to tackle real challenges facing people and the planet. Schools are provided […]

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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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Completed Projects

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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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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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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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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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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