Raising the arts profile in school

It’s the start of a new month and time to publish a new cultural newsletter aimed at the older pupils in the school where I teach and also my colleagues.  The aim, as ever, is to keep pushing the arts profile within the school and in particular for the pupils the remind them just how broad and varied the cultural world is.

newsletterThe content this month has a visual arts and gaming angle.  It is all fairly easy access references.  The aim, as always, is to try and set discussion going, maybe dip into a link in the last five minutes of a lesson.

The links are all things I’ve come across in the last month or so, made a note of an subsequently inserted into the standard form of the newsletter.  It is extra work, but really not too much, and the reaction and remarks from both pupils and colleagues is always nice to hear….the teachers’ questionnaire always prompting a few comments.

Click on the link below to read the full newsletter:

april 2015 no.3(blog)

As a simple format for making the art department just that little bit more visible I can recommend it.

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School Cultural Newsletter December 2014

It is the start of a new month and time again to send out a cultural newsletter to my pupils and colleagues at school in the aim of keeping the cultural profile and interest levels as high as possible.  Sharing it with the online world is of course good also to do.

cult.nes.dec 2014

To read the full version click on the link below:

dec 2014(blog vers.)

If anyone is interested in making use of the idea in their own educational environment I would be only too happy to share my material and format with them, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to.

Raising cultural awareness in education

newsletter

I have been trying to raise the general profile of art and culture at the school where I work since I have worked there.  For the last couple of years I have been sending out a newsletter every couple of months to the older pupils in the school and to all the staff.  Normally the content of the pdf file has a similar format. On the right is a çultural baggage’ questionnaire, filled in by one of the members of staff in order to give us all a little more understanding as to what they are (culturally) all about, and on the left links to a sellection of artistic, sites, films or articles that I think might be interesting to my quite broad readership.

I’m not sure why it hasn’t occurred to me to put it onto my blog too, I’d certainly be interested to hear any feedback or comments from others who do something similar. Click on the link below to take a look at the lastest issue.

october 2014(blog vers.)