Arts Award Discover Project for Secondary Special Schools

As part of the Liverpool Children’s Festival of Reading series of online events, we’d like to announce an exciting opportunity for secondary special schools.

We have secured funding from the Arts Award Access fund to allow 50 pupils from secondary special schools across Liverpool to work towards an Arts Award Discover certificate. We’ve designed an accessible workbook and series of sessions that schools can use to meet the requirements of Discover. Teachers can use these resources in their class with their pupils to explore the different art forms involved in creating books. As part of this work we have also organised an online author event created specially for secondary special schools with Jennifer Killick on Wednesday 27th January.  These sessions will be around 20 minutes long but there will also be opportunities for schools to send questions over to Jennifer and she will send replies over to the schools. 

All pupils taking part will receive a copy of Alex Sparrow and the Really Big Stink. Work completed as part of this project will be marked by an Arts Award Advisor so that pupils can be awarded with Discover certificates. We will also have an opportunity for schools to come together digitally to celebrate the work carried out through this project in a celebration assembly in February (date TBC). 

To express an interest in this project, please contact Jenny Holder on with details of the number of pupils you would want to take part (max 10 per school). Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.