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Discover in a Day

Arts Award Discover encourages children to develop a basic understanding of a range of art forms, take part in arts activities and develop a basic understanding of communication.

With Rust & Stardust's Discover in a Day programme, participants complete the qualification in a single session. Examples of sessions include after school clubs, youth groups in village halls and home education groups.

The programme is especially designed for ages 5-9, and participants will take part in the arts, experience artists' work and share their discoveries.

The Programme

  • Participants receive a specially created Arts Log to help them on their journey.

  • Participants experience a short show, featuring multiple art forms (puppetry, storytelling, music, costume, writing, acting, craft.)

  • Participants take part in a Q & A and meet the puppets session with the artists.

  • Participants take part in a simple puppet making and performance activity.

  • Participants share the puppets they have made with each other and an invited audiences of parents/carers/teachers.

  • Work is assessed by a trained Arts Award Advisor.

  • Participants receive a certificate.

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Arts Award Discover is an introductory award certificated by Trinity College London.

To pass Arts Award Discover, participants are required to create an individual arts log demonstrating how they meet the following requirements:

  • Participation in arts activities (Part A)

  • Research into artists and their work (Part B)

  • Sharing of their arts discovery (Part C)

Our advisors assess participants in the following areas:

  • Art form knowledge and understanding

  • Creativity

  • Communication


We currently offer opportunities for individuals and groups to work towards Arts Award Discover and Explore Awards. This means teachers and youth organisation leaders can book us to run one-off or regular Arts Award sessions. Young people will develop creative and critical skills, set themselves challenges, explore the arts, share their achievements and gain a recognised qualification, while working with arts professionals.

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England. Rust & Stardust's local bridge organisation is Artswork (South East.)

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