Pupils and staff at Queen Elizabeth’s High School in Gainsborough have been celebrating after achieving the Artsmark Award.
Artsmark is the Arts Council England’s award for schools that champion Arts and culture in the classroom.
In order to become an Artsmark School, Queen Elizabeth’s High School demonstrated its commitment to giving each and every child a high quality art and cultural education, as well as showing ambitious plans for the future which it will now work towards with the support of The Mighty Creatives.
Artsmark schools gain access to exceptional resources as well as networks of the country’s most treasured cultural organisations, helping them develop and strengthen their arts provision.
Queen Elizabeth’s ]highlighted the strengths of its drama, music and art departments plus subjects such as RE, history, English and geography which, through their work, support a broader cultural understanding.
“I am thrilled that the work being done by our teachers and students in the field of arts has been recognised,” said David Allsopp, headteacher at Queen Elizabeth’s.
“It’s more about quality rather than quantity in the arts field, and our broad and balanced Arts curriculum is delivered by expert and passionate teachers.
“Queen Elizabeth’s believes that the arts are a fundamental part of the experience of our students and I congratulate everyone involved in achieving this prestigious award”.
“I would like to congratulate Queen Elizabeth’s High School on their achievement and welcome them into our growing family of Artsmark schools,” added Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England.
“To become an Artsmark School, Queen Elizabeth’s had to demonstrate its dedication to the arts.
“It has put together an ambitious plan which will ensure 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.”