Children and young people aged up to 25 have the opportunity to achieve a First World War Special Edition Arts Award certificate if they have worked with creative projects to commemorate the First World War centenary for their Arts Award.
Advisers can request to receive Special Edition certificates when making a moderation booking for Explore through to Gold, or placing an order for Discover certificates. To find out more see these guidelines on booking FWW Special Edition moderations or ordering certificates.
At War! Poetry competition winners
Arts Award Voice, our online magazine run by young people for young people, ran a hugely successful poetry competition on the theme of conflict last year. The competition attracted entries from across the world and the winning poems are in this online anthology. You can also read interviews with the winners about what inspired their poems.
First World War Case Studies
Young people from Great Yarmouth library researched how the FWW affacted their local area and used what they discovered to create films that have been shown across the county!
Students at Carre's Grammar School took inspiration from Paul Cummins' installation of cermaic poppies at the Tower of London, Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red, and Michael Morpurgo's The Butterfly Lion for their First World War Special Edition Arts Awards.
Gunnersbury Park Museum is a local history museum in Hounslow, London. The museum learning team ran a week long Arts Award Explore summer holiday project during which children found out about the First World War through objects in the collection and the wartime experiences of local resident Major Frederick Sadler. You can read about the project in this case study.
Brookfield Community School Conscription!
There are many ways in which young people can respond to the First World War to help them achieve the Special Edition Arts Award certificate. Pupils from Brookfield Community Primary School visited Lancashire Infantry Museum and the Museum of Lancashire for a workshop that included discovering what life was like for conscripted soldiers going into the trenches. They will use this as inspiration for creative work back at school for Arts Award Explore. Watch a film of their immersive First World War experience here.
Here are a some more ideas to get you started:
Arts Award Students First World War poems
At the British Postal Museum and Archive, students from Haverstock School in Camden wrote poems inspired by the First World War objects and stories in the BPMA collection. Find out more here.
War Horse Arts Award Explore arts logs
Tameside Council and The Lowry, Salford, supported by Curious Minds in association with the National Theatre, have created a War Horse Arts Award Explore arts logs which can be used as part of FWW projects - find out more here.
Keep checking this page - www.artsaward.org.uk/firstworldwar - to find out more as this programme develops and more opportunities come online. If you would like advice on how your FWW project fits with Arts Award, get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7820 6178.