Wave Arts Education Agency works with schools, young people, artists & cultural organisations across the South West of England to provide awe-inspiring creative projects, resources, training, schools workshops & more

Wave also chairs the Bournemouth and Poole Cultural Hub, a unique partnership of schools and cultural organisations dedicated to bringing the most inspirational artistic and cultural activities into schools…

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Pirate Extravaganza!

Posted on: 16th December 2014

To facilitate transition between Ad Astra First School and Haymoor Junior School, Year 2 and Year 5 pupils worked together to create a Pirate Extravaganza! 180 pupils took a trip to Brownsea Island where BOK theatre company regaled them with tales of Poole’s history, in role as Harry Paye and his ship’s mate. Back in...
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Forgotten Voices

Posted on: 24th November 2014

Forgotten Voices was a project between Poole Museums Service and students from Poole High School to mark Black History Month 2014 and was supported by Bournemouth and Poole Cultural Hub. Students explored slavery and abolition in Poole using resources from the Poole History Centre. Students also worked with local historian and poet Louisa Adjoa Parker to...
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‘Lest We Forget’ – World War One projects in partnership with Heritage Lottery Fund

Posted on: 13th June 2016

In early 2015, Wave was awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund ‘Then and Now’ grant, to deliver projects animating the centenary of World War One. This grant funded activities right through until March 2016. The centerpiece was a huge concert, ‘Lest We Forget’, at Bournemouth International Centre in March 2015, in partnership with SoundStorm and Dorset...
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Young Programmer series

Posted on: 19th November 2015

Wave, alongside SoundStorm Music Education Agency, has forged an exciting new partnership with Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, delivering elements of Lighthouse’s Learning and Participation strategy. The partnership commenced in September 2015. It has already engaged 93 artists, 4811 young people aged 5-18, and facilitated 136 creative sessions. The partnership will continue in the...
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New Media Writing Prize 2016

Posted on: 3rd October 2016

Bournemouth University in association with if: book UK announces the seventh annual New Media Writing Prize, now open for entries The competition encourages writers working with digital media to showcase their skills. It also aims to provoke discussion and raise awareness of new-media storytelling. There are five awards: Best New Media Writing, Best Student, The...
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Lantern Making Workshops

Posted on: 3rd October 2016

Dates available in November. Two schools still needed! FREE! Would your school like to be part of one of Poole’s most popular events? As part of Wave’s offer to schools, why not join in with the Christmas festivities and take part in this year’s Lantern Procession? Children from participating schools will make a lantern at...
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Puppets @ The Study Gallery '05 (1)

We had some very quiet children (and one who is a selective mute) who were able to talk about it afterwards and a child who is very reluctant to write was keen to do so after. A few breakthrough moments! Thanks for organizing this and giving our pupils such valuable experiences

Claire Addis, Principal at Jewell Academy