Achieve your Arts Award Discover in a Day
for 7 – 16 years olds
DOWNLOAD & PRINT your Discover Log Book (if you are unable to do this email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post one to you)
FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW to complete sections A, B & C
SUBMIT A SCAN OR PICTURE OF YOUR LOG with your completed application at the bottom of this page
GAIN YOUR ARTS AWARD DISCOVER CERTIFICATE £5 to pupils at Somerset maintained schools, £10 cost to other participants.
Have your log ready! If you need help filling in your log from a grown up, that is fine, just make sure they add what you tell them!
JACKDAWS SAYS- HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEETHOVEN!!
Born in 1770, so 2020 is his 250th anniversary year
PART A – DISCOVER & TAKE PART
Watch these videos and circle the art forms you can spot on your log. Extra brownie points if you can identify some of the instruments you see and list them in the extra spaces.
Video 1 – 5th Symphony played by The All Star Orchestra
Watch at least the first 2 minutes.
Video 2 – Für Elise played by Lang Lang
Video 3 – Fidelio quartet
This is from Beethoven’s only opera and is sung in German as he wrote it.
They are all singing about how they feel differently, some in love and some fearing they will not be loved.
Now have go at performing some Beethoven.
This is one of his most famous tunes, Ode to Joy from his 9th Symphony. It is about peace and friendship. We have added some new words.
There are three ways to take part;
1. Learn the song by using the teaching video first and the words below
2. Sign the song [click for song sheet with symbols]
3. Play some homemade percussion (e.g. the bottom of a saucepan and a wooden spoon, or a plastic bottle filled with rice to make a shaker) and see if you can keep time with the beat.
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Now do a performance of the song to someone in your household, and remember to take a bow at the end!
WELL DONE YOU HAVE COMPLETED PART A!
PART B – FIND OUT
Stick this picture of Beethoven in your log, or draw your own version and here are some interesting facts about him:
His first name was Ludwig!
He was German.
He composed his first major work when he was 12!
He went deaf when he was 25 but carried on composing until he died when he was just 56.
He was born in 1770, so it is his 250th anniversary this year.
He wrote 9 symphonies (big pieces for orchestra) all of which are still famous today.
Add two things you have found out about Beethoven to your log.
WELL DONE YOU HAVE COMPLETED PART B!
PART C – SHARE
Tell us who you did your performance for and what they thought. Ask them to write a review of your performance on your log.
Can you tell us what you liked best about Beethoven?
Was it his 5th symphony – duh duh duh duuuuhhhhh??
Or maybe it was how he overcame deafness to become the greatest composer in history!
WELL DONE YOU HAVE COMPLETED PART C!
Congratulations! You have completed your Arts Award Discover!!