Voyage of Discovery

Children and young people – are you looking for interesting and fun ways to spend your time?
Parents, guardians and teachers – Are you looking for a free, fun, unique and educational activity to do with your children and pupils at home?

If this applies to you, why not take part in the Voyage of Discovery and complete your Arts Award Discover and receive an official certificate from Trinity College London for all your hard work?

“The children have really enjoyed the research and drawing aspects of this award.”

– Glebe junior school

“Ethan has put so much effort in and shared with his teacher as part of his home learning. This has now become a suggested activity for Ethan’s class.”

  • – Participants parent

“I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the arts award certificates – the children loved them. Thanks for looking after their work and awarding them their certificates, I know they will cherish them.”

– Teacher

“My children can’t wait for their certificates, they are so excited to show their teachers and Grandma’s.”

– Participants parent

Boy holding his Arts award work, at Tapton Lock Festival

What is Arts Award?

Arts Award is a range of qualifications that are designed for young people ages 5 to 25. Arts Award is a great way to inspire young people to grow their arts and leadership talents: it’s creative, valuable and accessible.

Discover Arts Award is the introductory level award and once completed will give the participant an official award from trinity College London. This reputable award is a gateway to advance to the higher qualifications and the more advanced levels will allow the participant to gain UCAS points; which will contribute towards university applications.

Junction Arts has created this online Arts Award so that young people can complete this award from home. We have uploaded the workbook and will upload learning resources that can be referenced. That said, our team are on hand if you need any support or advice along the way and would be pleased to hear from you.

Does this sound like an exciting journey you would like to go on?
If so, please read below how to get involved!

The Voyage! How do I take part?

To start your journey, you will need to register below. This will take you immediately to the next page, where you can begin and download the suitable workbook or sheets based on what suits your ability. You will also receive a welcome email and help to get you going. You can print the pages or work on it digitally from your device.  If you don’t have a computer let us know by emailing and we will send you a printed version in the post.

You will be guided through step by step activities to achieve your award. The key steps to our voyage are:

  • Taking part in an art activity
  • Finding out about an artist whose work you like
  • Sharing your arts discoveries from your voyage. 

How do I get my certificate?
Once you’ve finished, you will need to either take photographs or scan every page of your workbook and email them to us so that we can check it’s complete.
Junction Arts will order your certificate from Trinity College and you will receive it through the post!

Good luck everyone!
Remember if you get stuck with anything, get in touch with Jane at Junction Arts by emailing

Click to start your Voyage of Discovery!

We would like to acknowledge the Bolsover Partnership, Cllr. Christine Dale and the Mighty Creatives for supporting the project.