The SJT OutReach department has offered the Arts Award to all its participants for a few years and now integrates the Arts Awards into regular sessions. The Arts Awards are an internationally recognised award – similar to the Duke of Edinburgh Awards – and at the highest levels are accredited by universities and colleges.
There is no pressure for participants to complete extra work but we will collect evidence to help support their portfolios and to encourage our members to think about their own arts experiences.
Starting with the Discover (4 - 7 years) and Explore (8 - 11 years) Awards, we will collect evidence for the following:
· Arts participation as a performer/artist
· Arts participation as an audience
· Understanding of arts organisations and individuals
· Sharing skills
Needless to say, if your young person takes part in other arts activities (as audience or performer/artist), we would love it if they collect evidence as this will support their Arts Award portfolio.
When a young person reaches the end of their time with an age group, we will collate the evidence and put it forward for moderation and certification. This will incur an additional one off cost of between £5 - £15 (depending on the level of the certificate).