Students get to show off Arts Award talents

Carre's Grammar School's Arts Award work on display at Kelham Hall, near Newark. EMN-150604-162922001
Carre's Grammar School's Arts Award work on display at Kelham Hall, near Newark. EMN-150604-162922001

Students from Carre’s Grammar School were selected to have their work exhibited at the regional Arts Award conference, hosted by The Might Creatives at Kelham Hall.

The showcase was shared with practitioners from all over the East Midlands.

Art Awards aims to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills, and to achieve a national qualification. It is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.

Head of art at Carre’s Theresa Angus said: “Carre’s has gone from strength to strength with Arts Award – we had the first Gold Arts Award student in Lincolnshire in 2010, Tim McManus.

“We were named a best practice centre in 2011, and last week, as well as showcasing work at the conference, we also had another 35 students achieve the award; 34 Bronze Awards and one Gold (equivalent of an AS Level).

“The Gold Arts Award was our third but was also the youngest student to achieve it (Year Nine, aged 13).”

The showcase included work produced by William Alvey School pupils on a First World War centenary project and St Botolph’s School’s World Book Day project while working with Carre’s students.