“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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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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Bringing in the new with Nina Fine

We’ve been super excited to extend our Achieve Your Greatness (AYG) programme to 7-11 year olds this term, working with two new schools in the London Borough of Greenwich.  And we were delighted that talented, North-London-based jazz and soul singer-songwriter Nina Fine joined our awesome team of workshop leaders.  I caught up with Nina after…

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‘We’re designed to create’: takin’ over the world with Tyrone Isaac-Stuart

Pushing the boundaries where music and dance collide, Tyrone Isaac-Stuart has a BA in Jazz, is an alto saxophonist, founded the band Parshmaune and started his professional hip hop dance career with Barbican Associates Boy Blue Entertainment. He joined our Education Committee in 2014 before becoming one of our super-inspiring Achieve Your Greatness workshop leaders. Tyrone…

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BRIT TRUST SUPPORTS NEXT PHASE OF ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS

We are super excited to announce that the BRIT Trust recently awarded the Abram Wilson Foundation with a grant of £5,000. Woo! What will this money support? The BRIT Trust grant will go towards the planning, expansion, delivery and evaluation of our Achieve Your Greatness arts education programme (AYG).  This is our multi-arts education programme for…

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AWF COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE IN TODAY’S EDUCATION SYSTEM? 

Photo credit: David Choi   Jon Nicholls is the Director of Creativity & Arts at Thomas Tallis School, our latest Achieve Your Greatness partner. His background is wide ranging and steeped in the arts. In addition to running his department and teaching, he’s the co–founder of photopedagogy.com.  Currently in our final week of our blues…

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