We are delighted that pupils from The Avenue Centre for Education Pupil Referral Unit in Luton, Bedfordshire recently achieved their Arts Award Bronze qualification!
The Avenue Centre arranged for a number of Culture Challenge Providers to meet with their pupils and worked hard to guide them through the recommended time they should be spending on documenting their Arts Award experiences. Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.
For Bronze Arts Award, pupils must actively participate in any art form, attend at least one arts event and their review of that event, research the career and work of an artist then finally pass on an arts skill to a friend or teacher. Ed King taught the group the fundamentals of African Drumming and Ozzlebox treated them to a beatboxing performance.
The Bronze Arts Award should take around 60 hours total qualification time so there is plenty of scope to really develop skills, try out new techniques and enjoy documenting the whole experience, which can be done in written form, or even recorded as video or audio, as was the case with The Avenue Centre.
Arts Award provides the opportunity for pupils to try out new skills, meet potential role models and achieve a qualification they can be proud of outside mainstream education. The enjoyment of The Avenue Centre pupils working towards this qualification was evident in their photos, videos and positivity seen in their documentation. We enjoyed marking the booklets at Culture Challenge HQ and feel that achieving this Arts Award qualification has been a positive and worthwhile experience for all of them.