About the Arts Backpack
On Saturday 4 August 2018, Action for Children’s Arts launched the Arts Backpack UK at the National Theatre. This is a project which ensures that every primary school child in the UK has at least five quality cultural experiences in the school year.
At the start of November, we began piloting the Arts Backpack in six Fife primary schools. We are working with ten teachers and around 200 children. The schools we are working in are: Cowdenbeath Primary School, Kelty Primary School, Benarty Primary School, Hill of Beath Primary School, Fulford Primary School, and Cardenden Primary School. These pilots will run until the end of March 2021. We are grateful to Fife Council and the Haberdasher's Company for supporting the first pilot.
Further pilots are being planned for 2021-2022.
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"The arts may reflect our society, or stir the imagination but unless we can relate to them on a fundamental level they will not become a part of our lives. The Arts Backpack might be the needed bridge."
- Jenny Agutter, ACA Patron
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