Students and staff at Littleport and East Cambs Academy are celebrating as the school is awarded the prestigious Artsmark Gold Award.
Artsmark is Arts Council England’s award for schools and education institutions that champion cultural education. It celebrates schools that embrace the arts across the curriculum, bringing them to life for children and young people.
Littleport and East Cambs Academy won the award through its extensive commitment to the arts.
As part of their Artsmark journey, students at the academy in Littleport took part in a variety of successful arts initiatives. For example, the entire Year 8 cohort completed Bronze Arts Award by developing a portfolio of their arts experiences, including watching and reviewing a concert and creating clay pots.
Students also took part in enrichment activities such as a trip to the iconic Shakespeare’s Globe theatre in London, working with actors from a visiting drama group, performing at Ely School’s music festival and taking part in a range of arts-based extracurricular clubs.
Students also worked collaboratively with external organisations and entered regional competitions such as the Cambridgeshire Young Artist Competition.
Jason Wing, Executive Principal at Littleport and East Cambs Academy, which is part of the Active Learning Trust, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded the Artsmark Gold Award. Considering the school has only been open for two years this is a huge achievement and a testament to our brilliant staff and the fantastic arts provision at the academy.
“At the academy, we are passionate about providing our students with rewarding enriching experiences, both inside and outside the classroom. To win the award is a great achievement and we now look forward to sharing what we have learnt with other schools in the Active Learning Trust and our local community.”
Press release from Littleport and East Cambs Academy