A great year for Artsmark

Over the summer we’ve been reflecting on all the great things we achieved last year and wanted to say a big THANK YOU to our Artsmark community for helping us get to where we are today.

Are you sitting comfortably? Preferably enjoying an ice-cold drink as our summer heatwave continues… Here’s a look back at our key moments from the last academic year…

Artsmark Celebration Week: what a start to the year!

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How to use the arts to teach social and emotional skills

Artsmark is enabling schools to embrace the arts as a means of helping pupils to express themselves and interact more closely with their peers.

When Mandy Barrett joined Gomersal Primary School in West Yorkshire four years ago, the specialist art teacher inherited a huge art room and a headteacher who wanted to make the most of it.

"It’s a very relaxed space," says Barrett, describing the room. "The work that children do in here isn’t marked, so there are no judgements and there is no criticism. It’s a place they can come to and just be themselves."

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Activating Dance in Primary School

One Dance UK explain how dance in primary schools can benefit from PE & Sport Premium..

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Darren Henley Congratulates Artsmark Schools

Arts Council England’s Chief Executive Officer’s special message for our Artsmark Schools

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Cultural education gives children and young people the opportunity to develop their creativity, both individually and collectively, and that's why our goal is for every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

Darren Henley
Chief Executive
Arts Council England

It's so important that children have the opportunity to learn and enjoy arts and culture from an early age. It develops their creativity, inspires future careers and enriches their childhoods.

Artsmark does fantastic work in school across the country, bringing high quality arts and culture into the classroom.

Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Culture, Media and Sport