The Bridge School, Artsmark Platinum

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'At a time of great change within the education sector, I get the sense that the arts are becoming marginalised and undervalued. Programmes such as Artsmark open a dialogue with schools and people in the wider creative sector.

Artsmark has given me a much clearer focus for what I aspire the creative and expressive arts to deliver to our students and how I would like to move forward. This includes training and involving teachers who may not be from an arts background, to use the arts more actively as a tool.' Ryan McClelland, Art/Senior Teacher

 

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'Programmes such as Artsmark open a dialogue with schools and people in the wider creative sector.'

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 vital 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 childhood.

Artsmark Award does brilliant work in schools and education to ensure young people access a broad and balanced curriculum that includes high-quality arts and culture.

Michael Ellis MP
Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism
Department of Culture, Media and Sport