Budding Barnsley artists are celebrated at special event

Children from around the borough will be celebrated for their artistic achievements at a special event, held at Horizon Community College on Thursday, 11 July.

Over 260 pupils from six primary schools have been working hard together on an exciting new project to achieve their Arts Award.

It looks set to be a spectacular evening as Hoyland Common Primary School, Kings Oak Primary Learning Centre, Penistone Saint John's Primary School, Springwell Special Academy, Ward Green Primary School and West Meadows Primary School, come together as they are presented with their awards.

At the event, which has been organised by teachers and cultural practitioners who are part of FUSION (Barnsley’s Cultural Education Partnership) - with support from Rachel Newman of IVE, Barnsley’s budding young artist’s will display their work and perform, as well as talk about their unique experiences during the project.

The pilot project has been extremely successful with schools reporting extremely positive impacts on attitudes to learning, engagement, depth of learning and creativity.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture) says: “This is a pioneering project that will have a huge positive impact on the young people who take part in it. We are extremely proud of the students who have being dedicated in the goal of achieving their Arts Awards and in doing so created some impressive work. The evening really is to celebrate them and also thank all the creative partners’ involved.”

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