now>press>play have partnered with Sky Arts for Access All Arts week

We are pleased to announce we have partnered with Sky Arts on their upcoming Access All Arts week, a FREE nationwide arts week for primary schools taking place 6th–10th June 2022, celebrating the arts and giving teachers all the resources they need to run a fun-filled arts week themselves.

All the resources have been developed with leading arts organisations and education experts. Every day, pupils will be guided by some of the best creative talent to explore a different artform, make something themselves and then share it with their peers.

now>press>play will be included in the WORDS module, as a tool to ignite imaginations through sound, story and movement to inspire quality and creative writing in young people.

To register or find out more, click here.

now>press>play have partnered with the National Literacy Trust.

We were utterly delighted when the National Literacy Trust approached us as we share their aim to inspire and support children to improve their literacy skills. Through our partnership we aim to support more children and primary schools with their literacy. We will provide primary schools with immersive ‘real-life’ Experiences across the curriculum to:

  •  Extend children’s life experiences and enrich vocabulary;
  •  Stimulate children’s imaginations and inspire creative writing;
  •  Help children develop emotional responses and discussion skills.
Are you a member of the National Literacy Trust? Check out their membership page to see what offers they have available to you. If you’re not yet a member then visit their website to see how they can support your school.

Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools and education settings, awarded by Arts Council England, recognising their commitment to high quality arts and cultural education. now>press>play is proud to be an Artsmark Partner.

We support primary schools through EYFS, KS1 and KS2 on their Artsmark journey, inspiring teachers and children to deliver and participate in high quality drama-based Experiences that are directly linked to the National Curriculum to support schools across the UK to:

  •  Extend children’s life experiences and enrich vocabulary;
  •  Improve literacy skills;
  •  Ignite imaginations;
  •  Develop emotional responses and discussion skills;

We can offer schools who are working towards, or currently hold an Artsmark Award, the following opportunities:

  •  An annual subscription to now>press>play with a wide range of Artsmark appropriate immersive Experiences for EYFS, Years 1-2, Years 3-4, & Years 5-6 (click to have a listen) to help you meet your ‘experiences outside the classroom’ criteria.
  •  CPD to support teachers in using now>press>play’s wireless technology and how to use the Experiences to inspire imaginations and support creative writing.
  •  Bespoke mapping of our Experiences to your curriculum and Artsmark criteria and/or school improvement plan.
  •  Increased pupil engagement.
Find out more about Artsmark on their website
To find out how now>press>play can support you on your Artsmark journey, or to be put in touch with a school who is already using now>press>play and working towards their Artsmark Award, email or call 0203 727 5592.