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AEMS Courses


The AEMS courses are intensive three/four day visual and performing arts courses aimed at years 4, 5 & 6. In 2012, due to popular demand, we introduced a new course aimed at Years 7 & 8.

The aim of the courses is to enable multi-cultural artists, teachers and pupils to come together in arts activities to celebrate and raise awareness of cultural diversity. In recent years the courses have involved over 400 pupils and 16 schools. The pupils have been involved in practical workshops with a range of renowned, professional multi-cultural artists from around the world including storytellers, dancers, poets, singers and visual artists.

Specifically the aims of the courses are:

Click here to view a leaflet about AEMS Courses.

"Brilliant course. Our kids got a lot out of this week! They have interacted brilliantly with others and joined in all the other activities including the ceilidh. We have seen some of our least confident children excel!"

Mandy Gorst, Capenhurst Grange School

“The AEMS Course provides our children with a strong emotional and philosophical outlook on the world and its different cultures and religions.  It is a stunning and outstanding programme that never ceases to amaze and inspire all children and staff who participate in it!”

Dave Williams, Head of Dee Point Primary School

  • Gakonga: Celebration
  • Vina Ladwa: Bollywood
  • Winston Lewis: Afro-Caribbean Drumming
  • Richard O'Neill: Romany Storytelling
  • Winston Lewis: Afro-Caribbean Drumming
  • Chaba: Nigerian Mask and Dance
  • Gakonga: Ghanaian Art