Festival of School and College Arts

Celebrating the creative achievements of children and young people 


Join us on 28 May 2021 to celebrate the vital role of the arts in our schools and colleges around the country, and the fantastic work created by children and young people. 

The event will take place on Twitter using the hashtag #EduArtsFest – we want to fill the platform with the voices of children and young people playing music, performing drama, sharing artwork, poetry, singing, or dancing.  Thank you to those who have already shared some of their students' work - it looks like 28 May will be an amazing showcase of their achievements. 

After over a year of despair and disruption, let’s get back to the creativity and joy which forms such an important part of education. 
 

The Festival of School and College Arts is a joint initiative between ASCL and the Association of Colleges (AoC), Confederation of School Trusts (CST), the Independent Schools Council (ISC), National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), the NASUWT teachers’ union, National Education Union (NEU), the National Governance Association (NGA), and the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA). The festival is also being supported by the Cultural Learning Alliance which champions a right to arts and culture for every child. 

See our joint press release here

How to take part
Before 28 May

  1. Gather media (images, videos or audio) of students’ achievements in performance, art, music, dance, writing – any work which reflects their work in the arts*
  2. Advise your networks and school/college communities that you will be taking part in this event. Encourage staff, parents and your whole school/college community to share and retweet your posts using the hashtag #EduArtsFest 
  3. Download our event pack which provides full details and promotional imagery to use on social media
  4. Keep checking Twitter via @ASCL_UK and the event hashtag #EduArtsFest - we will be posting regularly about this event with promotional material. The more people who join in, the more we can celebrate the work of children and young people.
*Please ensure you have the necessary permissions to share students’ work and images before sharing online.

On 28 May
  1. Post your images, videos and audio of students’ achievements on Twitter using the hashtag #EduArtsFest 
  2. Encourage staff, parents and your whole school/college community to share and retweet your posts using the hashtag #EduArtsFest
  3. Download our event pack which provides full details and promotional imagery to use on social media

Thank you for your support. If you have any queries about this event, please contact us at communications@ascl.org.uk