Festival of School and College Arts

Celebrating the creative achievements of children and young people 

On 28 May 2021, schools and colleges around the country shared thousands of images and videos of the fantastic work created by children and young people. 

The event took place on Twitter using the hashtag #EduArtsFest and proved extremely popular, with the hashtag trending in the UK most of the day and in the top three hashtags all morning.  

All the posts can be viewed on Twitter at #EduArtsFest, however, here's just a small fraction of some of the activities and achievements shared on the day: 

After over a year of despair and disruption, it was great to get back to the creativity and joy which forms such an important part of education. Many thanks to everyone who took part and made this event such a success. 

The Festival of School and College Arts was 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 was also supported by the Cultural Learning Alliance which champions a right to arts and culture for every child. 

Additional information
Joint press release launching the event.