Arts Award and Coram SSF have always shared a belief that the arts should be an instrumental aspect of school life for young people and this year, of all years, we agree that they have never been more important.  Either through an adopted ‘Recovery Curriculum’ or the implementation of a broad and balanced curriculum, we know that the arts have the power to transform lives.

Students will need time and space to re-learn how to interact and communicate with their peers and respond to the losses they have experienced during 2020. We know that the Festival and Arts Award provide opportunities for students to develop team working skills, grow in confidence and achieve their goals - despite of the year they've had. For more information on how Arts Award could contribute towards a Recovery Curriculum, Arts Award have their own blog and webinar which are free to access.

As part of our ongoing partnership, Arts Award is offering a discounted rate to all participating Coram SSF groups who are running Arts Award as part of their process. It is available for all levels of Arts Award and to all certificates bought and all moderations booked between 1st September 2020 – 31st August 2021.

To find out more about how you align your Festival experience with Arts Award, the details of the discount and how to claim it, click on one of the resources below.

96%
of teachers said that their students were resilient as a result of the Festival

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
96%
of teachers reported that their students were better able to empathise with each other

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
98%
of teachers said that their students increased in confidence

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
98%
of teachers agreed that their students were better at working together as a team

Every year we help thousands of young people from across the UK become better at teamwork, more confident and more ambitious.

About our impact
86%
of teachers say their students improve academically

With us, young people change their attitude to learning; we instill curiosity, empathy and pride.

About our impact
More than
300,000
young people have taken part in the Festival

Our flagship project is the Festival - the world’s largest youth drama festival.

About our impact

Coram SSF is a cultural education charity that exists to instil curiosity and empathy, aspiration and self-esteem, literacy and teamwork - giving young people the confidence to see that all the world is their stage.

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