Get an Arts Award @ Discover level with Virtual Carnival Club!

Note: This scheme is optional and only for those who want to take our weekly sessions that little bit further.

Why not work towards gaining a Certificate whilst you are doing your virtual carnival activities?

Arts Award is a national scheme led by Trinity College, London, aimed at young people aged 5 years to 25 years. It starts at Discover level (that’s the Introductory stage) and builds up to a Gold Award over a series of five different levels. It’s a bit like doing an ‘arty’ version of the Duke of Edinburgh awards.

You can find out more about Arts Award Discover by watching this little video here

If you want to get involved in Arts Award, we are running a new digital pilot scheme within Virtual Carnival Club.

What do I have to do?

To achieve an Arts Award Discover, children and young people collect evidence in an individual arts log of their experiences of:

  • taking part in arts activities
  • researching artists or craftspeople and their work
  • sharing their arts discoveries

Over the 10 weeks it can take up to 20 hours to complete (that’s Arts Award’s suggested time) but some people will do it quicker than that, some may want to take it slower. It’s entirely at your own pace and can be done at home. For safeguarding reasons, all young people must have responsible adult support and we require parents or carers to pre-register their young people for the scheme. There is a registration fee of £5 per person to cover our administration costs.

Once you are registered you will receive a copy of our special digital Logbook, fun to fill in with a record of your activities and achievements along the way. Our qualified Advisor, New Carnival Company’s very own Hannah Ray, will be on hand to answer any questions and make sure everyone is on task!

There are only 50 places available for this pilot scheme and priority will be given to Isle of Wight residents.

To register please follow the link to Eventbrite below:

The closing date for Virtual Carnival Club Arts Award registration is Monday 1 June. Log books have to be completed and sent in for assessment by 1 September 2020.

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