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Arts Award


As part of our Schooltime Showtime packages we are offering schools the opportunity for pupils to achieve the Arts Award at Discover level.

This exciting opportunity offers children the chance to enjoy creative experiences and make their own interpretations through artistic expression, drawing inspiration from our world class musicians and artists.

Digital logbooks and all resources will be provided free of charge plus teaching notes to guide you through the process.


Pupils will be able to show how they have participated in Schooltime Showtime arts activities, researched artists and shared their learning.


This is an excellent way of getting pupils to immerse themselves in the Schooltime Showtime main performance.

What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is a unique set of qualifications that support children and young people aged 25 and under to enjoy the arts and develop as artists and arts leaders.


Young people completing Arts Award acquire skills that are essential for success in 21st century life.

Arts Award and The Snowman Tour Schooltime Showtime


For Arts Award Discover level pupils will:

  • Use Roger McGough’s poem ‘The Snowman’ as inspiration for their own piece of creative writing about a snowman. This could be a poem, story or cartoon.

  • Choose from a wide variety of arts and crafts activities to create a visual representation of their own snowman. This could be a collage, picture, painting or a model.

  • Take part in a class performance of ‘Walking in the Air’ from ‘The Snowman’ film. This will include instruments, singing, classroom percussion, handbells and Makaton signing. This can be shared with parents and carers in person or remotely.

  • In readiness for seeing the film ‘The Snowman’, pupils will discover what an orchestra is and what a conductor does.

Arts Award and Wallace & Gromit Schooltime Showtime


For Arts Award Discover level pupils will:

  • Learn about the animation process and how to design a plasticine penguin like Feathers McGraw from ‘The Wrong Trousers’. They will be guided through this process by one of Aardman Animations’ lead designers. There will also be an opportunity to learn how to animate it using free, easy-to-use software. 

  • Create a class performance of the Wallace & Gromit theme tune using instruments, body percussion and specially written lyrics for this performance. This can be shared with parents and carers in person or remotely

  • Discover more about one of the pieces of classical music used in the concert and take part in a mindful meditation

  • Hear from the show’s composer as he explains how to use music to create dramatic effects

What other opportunities are there?


Both The Snowman Tour and Wallace & Gromit Schooltime Showtime packages offer schools the opportunity to engage with a live, online Show and Tell session with one of our professional musicians, composer, conductor, author or artists.

We actively encourage schools to share their Arts Awards videos, stories and artwork with us! We will proudly feature them on our website and social media (with permissions).

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