The campaign for drawing

Let's get everyone drawing! Drawing helps us to understand the world, think, feel, shape and communicate ideas. It is fun, accessible and invaluable - in education and everyday life.

27 June 2014

Why is drawing important?

A national arts education charity which champions the importance of drawing. Drawing is a fundamental tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. Join the campaign today!

Teaching Resources for Creative and Cultural Education

Cape UK is looking for high quality, free of charge resources for schools, specifically tailored for use by teachers, in the classroom, that apply to any or all Key Stages 1-5 and that can assist with the following areas of the curriculum: Art and Design, Dance (and PE at KS1-3), English and Drama, History, Film and Media and Music. If you have any suitable resources that you'd like Cape UK to assess, please email them to by 18 July 2014.

I carry your heart with me – Young Poets Network

Are you struggling to tell your girlfriend or boyfriend how you feel about them? Are you spending English lessons getting tangled up with Shakespeare's sonnets or trying to write your own version of John Donne's cheeky flea poem? Come along tomorrow and reinvent the love poem with poet Hannah Jane Walker. Read more

To Teach is To Do: A poetry workshop for teachers

Explore ways in to writing and sharing poetry together and discuss how these might be adapted for use in different classroom settings. Read more

Summer School Filmmaking Transition programmes for disadvantage young people

Cineclub are proud to announce the DfE will be funding Transition Summer Scools for FSM students once again in Summer 2014. Cineclub filmmaking education summer programmes are perfect as they are set out to inspire and motivate students in their transition period. Projects can last for a day, two days, a week or even two weeks. Read more

Understanding the Child: Early Years and Your Creative Practice

A three-hour session that aims to provide practitioners with specific early years development knowledge, which they can then, through a workshop, apply to their creative practice. Covering the three age groups of babies, toddlers and 3-5 the session will introduce child development, attachment and relationships, stages of play, and policy guidance for the age groups and will raise considerations for running creative workshops for them. Book now

Inner London pupils achieve better results says study

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) found 54% of inner London pupils who were eligible for free school meals, achieved five or more GCSEs at A* to C. This compares with 47% in outer London and 30-35% in the rest of the country. Read more

Young English people classed as Neets at lowest level in 20 years

Some 81% of 16-18-year-olds were in education or work-based learning at the end of 2013, an increase of two percentage points since the previous year, while the proportion of Neets fell from 9.2% in 2012 to 7.6% in 2013 – the lowest level since similar records began in 1994. Read more

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