Students gain an arts award
Year 7 and 8 students from Tweedmouth Community Middle School have successfully completed their Arts Award Explore.
The 19 students used their visit to Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival in 2017, their work with animator Robin Webb making their own animation films, as well as workshop activity with artist Sally Madge, to demonstrate their creativity and artistic abilities as part of the Arts Award process.
Workbooks completed by the students were assessed by Trinity College London who described their work as exemplary, displaying great creativity and thoughtfulness.
Much of the work necessary to complete Arts Award happens outside class time, which shows the hard work and dedication that this group of students has committed to achieving artistic excellence.
It also reflects the hard work and commitment of the teachers and staff at Tweedmouth Middle, in particular Mrs Beverage who ensured all students were able to achieve their maximum potential.
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In recognition of their achievements, certificates were given to each student by festival director Peter Taylor and manager Diana Stevenson.
Arts Award Explore is a national award that recognises excellence in the arts and creativity.
Participation in creative activity is a vital experience for young people both at school and in other contexts, as it offers unique opportunities to explore new ideas, build confidence, learn new skills and open up career options.