PRESS RELEASE: Prince of Wales – Social Exporter
May 24th, 2012
REGINA – During an event today held at First Nations University, The Prince of Wales met with representatives of The Royal Conservatory of Music as well as teachers and students from Imperial School in Regina who’ve benefited from the Conservatory’s Learning through the Arts (LTTA) program.
Learning through the arts is a Canadian success story that uses music, drama and visual art to teach core subjects such as math and science. Prince’s Charities Canada is bringing the program to the UK where it will be delivered in schools there by The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts.
“The Prince of Wales is globally recognized as one of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs, with Learning through the Arts, he’s become a social exporter“ said Amanda Sherrington, President and CEO of Prince’s Charities Canada. “The Prince wants his charities to learn from and inspire each other. Bringing LTTA to the UK is a prime example of sharing Canadian best practices within The Prince’s global network of organizations”
The LTTA program incorporates ongoing professional development of teachers, professional development of artists, writing of lesson plans, curriculum development, in-class delivery and continuous assessment. LTTA offers lesson plans for all academic subjects.
Examples of LTTA’s lesson plans include: history through role-playing, multiplication through songwriting, math/geometry through visual arts, science through dance and language arts through global percussion.
The Royal Conservatory’s good work was also recognized this week when it was announced at their 125th anniversary gala on Tuesday that they have received one of two new royal patronages for The Prince of Wales.
The Royal tour which concludes today has put a heavy emphasis on The Prince of Wales’ Canadian charitable work.