Wave has begun to focus in recent years on utilising the arts in imaginative ways to deliver “mainstream” subjects in schools. This is increasingly a solution to time pressures on cultural and arts education as changes to the Curriculum – and a greater emphasis upon testing and traditional learning methods – have kicked in at both primary and secondary level.
Wave can help schools bring more arts and creativity into their mainstream curriculum in two principal ways:
As a consultant, working with senior leadership teams to identify methodologies and ideas for delivering the timetable/subjects in much more creative ways. This can be a significant piece of work looking at all subject areas – or can be a more specific piece of work looking at one or two core subjects
Through projects able to deliver topics in particular subjects in an imaginative, arts-based approach. These can be at primary or secondary level
If you from a school interested in engaging Wave as a consultant, please contact us in the first instance outlining the nature of your issue and outcome(s) you wish to achieve. We can come to meet you to discuss in more detail your needs and desired outcomes. Following such a meeting, we can give you an estimate of timelines/costs.
Projects Delivery the Curriculum Through the Arts
If it is specific topics you would like to deliver in more imaginative ways, please contact us with details. It is very possible we will already have a template and/or artist able to deliver the topic in question. If not, we will be able to design a suitable project for your needs, and find a skilled practitioner to deliver it. Preparation time will depend upon the nature and complexity of the project but this can usually occur quickly and should not normally be very costly.
Below are some of the specific projects our associate artists have already delivered for Wave. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss bringing one of these projects into your school.
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