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Arts Award for Wilby Primary

Wilby Primary School made art from waste products for one project
Wilby Primary School made art from waste products for one project

Wilby Primary School has been awarded a prestigious accolade by the Arts Council.

The school, which has 75 pupils, has been awarded the Gold Arts Mark award for its work in using the arts to develop education.

To win the award, the school had to demonstrate projects it had been working on, as well as pledging its commitment to developing education through arts in the future.

“The arts have always been central to the ethos at Wilby Primary School, but working towards the Gold Arts Mark has helped us to identify and celebrate what we already do,” said headteacher Roisin Wiseman.

“It has also enabled us to extend provision further in order to enrich the curriculum in innovative ways and to provide high quality arts experiences which extend beyond the school day.”

The judging panel for the Arts Council said the school’s application showed it made “impressive use of the arts to foster a growth mindset across the curriculum and raise the profile of the arts for staff, parents and pupils and governors”.

It added: “Strong commitment at governor and senior leadership levels have ensured that developments have been coherent and focused, and it is good that leadership has also been given to the young in the planning and delivery of artistic experiences.”

Recent work has included projects on conservation, Chinese New Year and a charity music concert with professional musicians.

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