9 for 90 Outreach

Arts Award - The Year of Norfolk’s Nature

Norfolk Wildlife Trust has become an Arts Award Centre. The Arts Awards consists of five levels, four qualifications and an introductory award which aim to inspire young people to develop their arts and leadership talents. As part of our 90th anniversary celebrations, we developed 'The Year of Norfolk’s Nature’ pack which is linked to the Arts Award Discovery. The pack is designed to raise awareness of key Norfolk species and their habitats. There are nine species which we have chosen and collectively named ‘9 for 90’. The nine species are: the swallowtail butterfly; nightjar; white-tailed bumblebee; common crane; water vole; early purple orchid; spoonbill; stone curlew and barbastelle bat. Each species is linked with a specific living landscape to highlight our work across Norfolk.

The pack is aimed at Upper Key Stage 2 classes.
First, the ‘powerpoint’ introduces the children to the work of the Trust and key species and watching the relevant Maddie Moate film. Local artist, Alison Akins designed and developed the art activity. The activity involves the children recreating the species habitat by looking at what the individual specie’s habitat requirements are and how the species has adapted for its habitat.  The session enables the children to learn key facts about the individual species and to think laterally about habitats and adaptation. ‘A step by Step guide’ can be found below.

Below are all the documents which you can download and deliver to your students


   All-about-an-Artist Download   
   Evaluation Download   
   Arrange-of-Art-Forms Download   
   Instruction-Booklet Download   
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The project has been well received by teachers and pupils. Colman Junior School, Norwich  took part and said, 'The children had a wonderful day participating in both the habitats and the art activities. They were engaged thoroughly throughout the day and through both activities they were able to learn more about the wonderful wildlife Norfolk has to offer.’

You can use the above documents to carry out the activity. Alternatively, we can deliver the session for you as an outreach day. The morning session would focus on the arts award before taking the children outside, to explore the wildlife in their school grounds in the afternoon. During this session, children can take part in our popular outreach sessions such as environmental games and wild art which also highlights the art session learning objects and aims, to inspire the children about the wildlife around them and the importance of all habitats. The cost for the day would be £190 + VAT (not including certificate cost).

Kindly supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Town Close Estate Charity and the John Jarrold Trust.