Trinity College London, in association with Arts Council England, has announced a new resource for families and children, Discover at Home.
Created in response to the Coronavirus outbreak, Discover at Home is an accessible, adaptable version of Arts Award Discover supporting families to be creative and learn about music and the wider arts at home.
Discover at Home enables children to be rewarded for the creative activities they enjoy and supports them to connect with local arts venues online or at home, and explore new ones, until it’s possible to visit them again.
A comprehensive, free resource pack is on offer for families with easy-to-follow guidance and lots of suggestions for arts, craft and creative activities. Discover at Home is a great option for parents & carers who may not be arts specialists themselves or are looking for something different to keep children engaged and entertained.
The Discover at Home pack contains guidance for Arts Award centres who may be looking to deliver Arts Award Discover in this way. There is also detailed guidance for parents & carers, along with suggestions of online activities and resources to complete.
Trinity has worked closely with the Arts Council England Bridge Organisation network, many of whom are directly supporting Discover at Home. Bridge Organisations’ webpages are carrying more information on the local offer in their areas. Families in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are also encouraged to take part in Discover at Home, and should contact Trinity for more support and guidance.
Getting started with Discover at Home
Families don’t need any technology to access Discover at Home except a way to access the resources – which can be via a mobile or tablet. The pack includes suggestions for webpages to visit, as well as ideas for families who may have very limited resources.
- Download your pack now to start your Discover at Home activities or learn more about supporting families to run Discover at Home.
- You may also want to create your own version of Discover at Home specific to your context, as Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and The Point, Eastleigh and have already done.