Artsmark Gold Award

22nd June 2023
The assessors of the award commented:
"You are to be congratulated in your determination to increase the profile of the Arts and not allow the many challenges of a small school in a rural setting become barriers to achieving your goals. Children's work is displayed in the community (Alnwick Playhouse, Alnwick Gardens and Swarland Village Show). Children's work is also uploaded to the Little Inventors website and Artsmark Gallery. Children have also contributed to One Minute of Music YouTube video. Arts provision has increased as you now offer a musical theatre club and there are opportunities to see live performances and to perform. EYFS and KS1 children have taken part in storytelling and movement with Seven Stories and KS2 have visited Alnwick Playhouse to see Little Manfred. In addition, theatre groups have visited the school to perform Aladdin, and lead drama workshops for children and staff. Your collaborations with other settings such as an Artsmark school and creative practitioners are supporting staff to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding across a range of arts".