We are delighted to have achieved the Artsmark from the Arts Council England, in recognition of the school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education. The school is proud of its dynamic arts education programme. The experience of working with local artists enhances greatly the learning of our children as well as being great fun for them. Artsmark is more than simply a mark of distinction to us; taking part in the scheme has enabled us to develop our arts provision, and see the children who take part become more self-confident, engaged and excited about learning.
Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England has said: Arts Council England believes that the earlier children are creatively inspired, the more likely they are to have a lifelong engagement with art, something that can transform lives and give young people a voice for their thoughts and feelings.
Artsmark is nationally recognised as a prestigious and coveted award, supported by the Department for Education and Department for Culture Media and Sport. This award recognises St Patrick’s CE School’s commitment to providing exciting art experiences and their belief in the power of creativity.