A full report on the project, and the work can be found in our publications page
Independently and internally evaluated the project achieved outstanding outcomes including:
We have been working with schools for over 25 years; we have experience of responding to the evolving needs of the educational sector, and a strong understanding of pupils’ needs.
Using creative engagement as a hook, we are able to deliver a number of programmes and activities that enhance learning, reduce exclusion, improve behaviours, increase attendance and support attainment within literacy and numeracy for targeted groups of children and young people.
We are a Scottish Qualifications Authority – SQA accredited provider and deliver a wide range of accredited learning tailored to suit people’s needs at a range of stages in their education and to fit with their interests and future life plans. As well as SQAs, we deliver Arts Awards, Hi5 & Dynamic Youth Awards.
We are equipped with the skills & experience to report against GIRFEC and we use a Children’s Rights and Wellbeing Impact Assessment when designing and developing our work.
We are proud to be part of a number of council’s educational frameworks and align our delivery to the Scottish Attainment Challenge and Pupil Equity fund – both of which make delivery possible.
In Glasgow, we are the only provider of Art Therapy to be endorsed and supported by the City Council’s Counselling in Educational Establishments tender.
There is a huge variety in the work we provide within educational establishments, but common to all is a desire to work in partnership with teachers to ensure all pupils can achieve their very best – we do this by:
In partnership with North Ayrshire Council, and thanks to support and funding from Creative Scotland and Education Scotland, Impact Arts worked across 8 of the local authorities Primary Schools, and 3 of the High Schools to enhance the learning and Creative Experiences enjoyed through the Velcro Poetry Project.
In Stage 1 of the project pupils were engage by local poets, Rab Wilson and Simon Lamb who supported the to write poetry that explore themes of online bulling and positive mental health. Following this, Impact Arts went into the schools and equipped pupils with the skills and confidence to create artwork inspired by their poems and that supported them to express their feelings through creativity. Techniques such as lino printing, collage, heat printing and clay modelling were used. Pupils also took part in sound workshops, where their poems were performed and recorded against their own soundscapes.
– Velcro Poetry participant