Weekly Roundup (6-10 May 2013)

10 May 2013

A round-up of this week's news and activities from across the arts, cultural and education sector.

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English Heritage bus scheme to fund school trips

A new scheme from the English Heritage will offer thousands of state schools in England free bus journeys to famous historic sites such as Stonehenge and Hadrian's Wall. Read here

Working in theatre education

Director of Mousetrap Theatre Projects, Susan Whiddington talks about the programmes she runs that help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, and those with special needs, to gain access to different aspects of theatre. Read here

Young people to explore historic roots of Camden based charity

First UK's children charity, Coram has received a £46,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery allowing young people from its Supported Housing service to work alongside professional archivists to explore its historic Camden roots. Read here

The economic case for the arts

This week, Sir Peter Bazalgette from Arts Council England unveiled a new study which found the arts generate more for Britain per pound invested than many other businesses and service sectors. To read the full report click here

We have a voice!

An event aimed at celebrating the power of storytelling for young people. At the event, young people will gather to showcase their work, share their stories and celebrate the power of the word. Read here

Village schools 'outperforming those in inner-city areas'

Children attending village schools in Britain are outperforming their inner-city peers despite a clear "urban advantage" elsewhere in the western world, an international research from the OECD shows. Read here