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Wirral school strikes gold for artistic efforts
A WIRRAL school has struck gold for their efforts in the arts.
West Kirby Grammar School has been awarded Artsmark Gold from Arts Council England after showing commitment to creative activities.
It means students will be able to get involved more with schemes such as Tate Galleries’ Youth Programme which helps to showcase the work of future artists.
Lucy Stinchcome, the school’s head of art, said: “I’m delighted that the Arts Council has recognised the school’s commitment to providing an exciting arts curriculum. I’d like to thank all our staff for their hard work in helping achieve this award.
“Taking part in the Artsmark scheme has enabled us to develop our arts provision and see the students become more self-confident, engaged and excited about learning.”
And Alan Davey, chief executive of Arts Council England, said it was important to encourage children’s work from a young age.
He 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.”