Cultural awareness and expression

Young people should have the opportunity to develop a full understanding of and respect for how ideas and meaning are communicated and creatively expressed in different cultures and through different media forms. These could include: printed texts (books, magazines), websites, theatre, film, dance, games, art and design, and music.

Time spent at school is another opportunity for young people to develop their sense of cultural identity. They need the skills to creatively express and interpret ideas, experiences and emotions with empathy. This can be done through a range of processes (including cross-discipline learning) and media forms, not just the traditional ‘arts’.

Schools may consider working in partnership with external organisations in order to create a variety of learning experiences.

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