Art & Craft Award
University Church of England Academy Ellesmere Port
This schools stunning Armistice Day display, containing thousands of beautiful handcrafted poppies, attracted plenty of attention last November. As part of an art project in honour of the end of the First World War, students and the local community teamed up to create a sea of poppies to remember the fallen. Students at the school also sold poppies in the build up to the day for charity.
Nansen Primary School, Birmingham
Hangleton Primary School, Hove
King’s Ely, Cambridgeshire
Shirley Infant School, Southampton
Achieving Artsmark status demonstrates that Shirley Infant school has a number of very special qualities. It demonstrates that the school has an excellent arts and cultural offering, a forward thinking and open to development nature, a commitment to investing in young people, and a value of the arts and culture through a broad and balanced curriculum. Through the Award, the school was commended for its use of the arts in non-arts subjects which had a positive impact on pupil’s engagement, behaviour, attitude, self confidence and aspirations. Shirley Infant School strengthens and celebrates the arts and cultural provision excellently.