Arts Award

Arts Award

As an extension of the Summer Reading challenge this year children will have the chance to take part in Arts Award discover.  This is really exciting news as Arts Award is a range of unique qualifications that support anyone from 5 to 25 years old can grow as artists and arts leaders, inspiring them to connect with and take part in the wider arts world through taking challenges in an art form – from fashion to film making, pottery to poetry.

There is a great film if you follow this link called What is Arts Award? That shows how exciting the scheme can be.

Arts Award are working with The Reading Agency this year on Record Breakers. In order to complete the award children have a special Arts Award Record Breakers booklet to complete, in which they keep a record of arts activity they take part in and artists they find out about. They will have to look for examples of arts in everyday life, take part in arts activities, find out about people who make art and then share what they have discovered.

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Signing up to the award

Pop into one of our Arts Explorer session which are taking place at:

  • Wokingham Library on Thursday July 30 9.30am to 10.30am
  • Lower Earley Library on Thursday July 30 11am to 12noon
  • Woodley Library on Friday July 31 10.30am to 11.30am

If  you are unable to attend one of these session and would like to take part, then please contact Woodley Library on 0118 969 0304.


Activity Packs

As well as taking part in activities the Library, or other Cultural venues provide, the children will need to show they have found out about people who make art. Wokingham, Woodley and Lower Earley Library will have Artist activity packs on Frida Kahlo, Sonia Delaunay, Bridget Riley, Andy Warhol, Joan Miro and Henri Matisse, for the children to use in the Library. Each activity pack will be themed on a different artist and include fact sheets, colouring in pages of their famous art works and ideas for arts activities they can try themselves. You can also use the book stock we have and explore our online encyclopedia  –


Library and Community Arts Project in Winnersh

The Great Kapok Tree - 9 - 12 yrsEver wondered what it would be like to explore the Amazon Rainforest, discovering what lies in the hidden depth of the Jungle? Wokingham Borough Libraries and Berzerk Productions Theatre Company will be running an exciting six week project at the Rainbow Park Community Centre using drama to trek through the rainforest and explore its environment, animals, and tribal inhabitants.

The sessions will run every Saturday for the next six weeks (starting 27th June 2015) and will be split into two ages groups, 5 to 8 year olds running from 10:30am to 12:30pm and 9 to 13 year olds running 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Both workshops will explore a range of theatre techniques such as sound-scapes using instruments, the use of hand puppets, using the body to create the physicality of rainforest animals, and script work.

ThStanley Saves The Rainforest - 5-8yr oldsere will also opportunities  to get crafty in the sessions, and make props and set! This work will lead the group into achieving their Discover Arts Award, with a a small showcase of the children’s’ work on the final week, Saturday 1st August,  for friends and family to come in and be transported to the Amazon Jungle.

There are limited places available. Interested children should contact Rose Green the Community Development worker based at Rainbow park on or 01189 088 193 or 07769931738.

The address of the centre is: Rainbow Park, Winnersh, Wokingham, Berkshire RG41 5SG

For any more information, please contact