How to build cultural capital

Image: Students from Nightingale Primary School on the stage at Hackney Empire with technical manager Othman Read Have you heard the term ‘cultural capital,’ something which schools will be expected to develop in their pupils from September? It means how the education, knowledge, language, habits and references that you acquire in childhood and develop over…

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“A moment to shine”: our latest schools multi-arts programme video

As the end of the school year draws near, we’re super proud to unveil our latest multi-arts schools workshop programme video! This year we’ve loved working with four new primary and secondary schools: Nightingale Primary and Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney, London and Nelson Primary and Four Dwellings Academy in Birmingham. One of the big…

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Trailblazing music and tech: Peter Wilson

Are you passionate about tackling inequality in the arts and championing rising music stars? That’s what unifies our Abram Wilson Foundation Trailblazers, who have a wide range of jobs, backgrounds and stories. Peter Wilson was the first of our higher level Circle of Greatness members, who get even more access to our musicians and patrons.…

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Why does music education matter?

📷: Mossbourne students celebrating completing our music education programme; by Kate Green Photography It’s been a super busy Spring term taking our music and arts education programme to four new schools in London and Birmingham. I caught up with Alex Lee, Vice Principal of Mossbourne Parkside Academy in Hackney, to reflect on the difference it’s…

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Help us raise £10,000 in The Big Give Christmas Challenge!

If you’re passionate about music and about young people accessing a creative education, please be super generous and support the Abram Wilson Foundation this week, in our very special Big Give Christmas Challenge.  Between 27th November and 4th December anything you give HERE will be doubled, so one donation = twice the impact! We’re aiming…

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NEW SCHOOLS NETWORK REPORTS THAT ARTS FUNDING, CLASSROOM TIME, AND TEACHERS ARE BEING CUT IN RESPONSE TO EBACC

A recent New Schools Network’s report shows that more students are doing arts GCSEs since the introduction of the Ebacc. For those of us with an interest in the arts in schools, this at first appears to be great news. But, scratching the surface, we start to see some issues with the positive presentation of…

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