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Youth Arts Fund to Provide Free Youth Arts Trainings to Arts Practitioners in Scotland

Through April, May and June, the Scottish Government’s Youth Arts Fund will be providing training for practitioners to ensure creative opportunities for children and young people continue to exist across Scotland.

Published: 06 April 2022 | 12:44 PM
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The Youth Arts Fund ensures creative opportunities for children and young people continue to exist across Scotland despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Photo credit: Shutterstock

All training is funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Arts Fund through Creative Scotland with support from Youth Music Initiative and Time to Shine. The Youth Arts Fund ensures creative opportunities for children and young people continue to exist across Scotland despite the Covid-19 pandemic.

Nurture Support for Arts Practitioners

Thursday 21 April, 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm delivered by Karen Watson

Nurture supporting practitioners to develop a nurturing approach to supporting the social and emotional wellbeing of young people in their care.

  • What does a nurturing approach mean?
  • What are the key principles of a nurturing approach?
  • Strategies and resources commonly used in Scottish schools
  • How we can work alongside these resources, and incorporate them into individual, group, incidental and regular lessons

Here you will take a broad look at the nurture approach, the key principles and how this looks in practice in Scottish schools. We will then take this into our own experiences and look at how it can be applied within the groups and individuals worked with.

Music is such a powerful resource and can be a wonderful creative outlet for young people, so how can we apply consistent strategies and practice to ensure accessibility for all pupils.

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Working with Young People with Dyslexia

Wednesday 27 April 3:45 pm – 5.15 pm delivered by Karen Watson.

  • Overview of dyslexia
  • Executive functioning
  • Meares Irlen/Sensory processing
  • Strategies and resources

Karen Watson described the course, “I can bring a lot of personal experience here as I am dyslexic. Essentially, what is dyslexia, with a focus on executive functioning. Looking at strategies and resources commonly used in schools and giving an awareness of what support is available. How can we make sure that any resources, music, theory etc is accessible to dyslexic students?  “

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Accessible Technologies for delivery of making music accessible to all (session 1)

Thursday 12 May 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm delivered by Pete Sparkes from Drake Music Scotland

Tech for ASN 1 will involve the exploration of music tools, strategies, and material to ensure pupils with ASN can learn to play music – including specific discussion of Autism, Specific Learning Difficulties and Neurodiversity. This session will include ideas for use of iPads and technology.

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Figurenotes (Session 1)

Wednesday 18 May 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm delivered by Drake Music Scotland

Learn accessible techniques with Figurenotes. Accessible notation that’s literal, clear, and engaging. 

This twilight session will explore the FUN-damentals of Figurenotes and encourage creative composition for all ages and stages.

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Accessible Technologies for delivery of making music accessible to all (session 2)

Wednesday 1 June 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm delivered by Pete Sparkes from Drake Music Scotland

Tech for ASN 2 - Music technology for pupils with Physical Disabilities – focus on accessible instruments and iPad apps. This session will include time for group discussion and questions about specific practical issues.

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Figurenotes (Session 2)

Thursday 9 June 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm delivered by Drake Music Scotland

Learn accessible techniques with Figurenotes. Accessible notation that’s literal, clear, and engaging. 

This twilight session will explore the FUN-damentals of Figurenotes and encourage creative composition for all ages and stages. 

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