About your booklet

What is the Arts Award Discover booklet?

Arts Award Discover is a fantastic chance for children to get an award and a certificate from Trinity College London. Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums' Arts Award booklet has everything a child needs to complete the Discover level. All they need to do is work their way through our booklet and fill in each of the pages. They can be as creative as they want to be: draw pictures, use photos, print stuff from the internet and use pictures from magazines. We would encourage you to add additional pages if they are needed.

Arts Award Discover is split into three sections

Part A is all about taking part in arts and cultural activities to widen understanding and experience of arts. In this section we encourage participants to understand that Art is everywhere. Adults can help children by encouraging them to look at different art forms, see if you can spot a sculpture, find some poetry or point out some graffiti. Remember to show examples of what you have done in the booklet so we know.

Part B is all about finding out. This gives young people the opportunity to find out about artists and their work, using this to help them complete creative activities. This section is easily completed by taking part in the family fun activities that are happening across our venues during the holidays and at weekend. To find out which activities support the completion of the booklet check out our venue pages.

Part C is all about sharing what they have been learning and doing. Sharing can take place at home, at school or one to one with a friend or family member. In order for us to see this has happened you need to make sure that you tell us about how you shared your learning by filling in the booklet. if you can put in a photograph of you sharing that is even better.

By working through the sections of our booklet, filling it in with as much information as possible and showing us examples of the activities and creations we will be able to award the participant with an Arts Award Discover Certificate.

Where can I get a booklet and how do I get my certificate?

Arts Award Discover booklets are available to purchase for £6 in any of the Tyne & Wear Archives & Msueums' 9 venue shops.

There are 3 hand in dates for your completed booklets throughout the year on 31 May, 30 September and 31 January. Booklets are to be handed in at the Discovery Museum, Blandford Square, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4JA. You will recieve an 'I've handed in my Arts Award Discover booklet' certificate and a member of our learning team will contact you when your booklet and Trinity College Arts Award certificate is ready to collect.

Your Discover Arts Award certificate is issued by Trinity College London and this can take up to 8 weeks in busy periods. We will do our best to make this process as quick as possible.

What do I do if I need help completing the booklet?

You can contact the learning team at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums by emailing learning@twmuseums.org.uk if you require support with any element of the booklet.