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Ortu Gable Hall School receives prestigious Artsmark Award

Pupils and staff at Ortu Gable Hall School are celebrating after receiving a prestigious Artsmark Award. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools and education settings that champion cultural education. It celebrates settings that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people.

In order to achieve the Artsmark Award, Ortu Gable Hall School had to develop the arts and culture provision to embed a broad and balanced curriculum. This was achieved by creating an overall plan that was committed to and delivered across the whole school.

”As an Artsmark school, Ortu Gable Hall School gained access to exceptional networks and resources from some of the most treasured cultural organisations in the country, which helped to strengthen and deliver their arts provision. Through Artsmark, Ortu Gable Hall School will continue to incorporate art and culture into every pupil’s life, learning, knowledge and understanding, helping them to build skills, resilience, confidence and character.”

On receiving the award, Miss Latham, Lead Practioner for Performing & Creative Arts said: “I am incredibly proud that we have received the Artsmark Gold Award from Arts Council England. As a school, we strongly believe in our arts and cultural provision and continually strive to offer new and exciting extra-curricular opportunities for all pupils. I believe the skills learnt through Creative Arts should not be underestimated in the development of well-rounded and resilient individuals, that can express themselves confidently and with empathy.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said:

“I would like to congratulate Ortu Gable Hall School on their Artsmark Award. As an Artsmark school, Ortu Gable Hall School exemplifies how the Award can help schools to achieve a broad and balanced curriculum, ensuring that each of its pupils is given the opportunity to explore and build a love of the arts that will remain with them as they go through adult life.”

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