CONGRATULATIONS TO THE HOLMER GREEN SENIOR SCHOOL FOR THEIR PLATINUM ARTSMARK AWARD
The Rt Hon Dame Cheryl GIllan MP has congratulated the pupils and staff of the Holmer Green Senior School on earning the Platinum Artsmark Award.
“ It’s a marvellous achievement and there are only 1,941 schools which hold an Artsmark award, which is the only creative quality standard for schools and educational settings, accredited by the Arts Council,” commented Dame Cheryl.
Dame Cheryl has written to Holmer Green’s headteacher, Mr Ed Hillyard, to say: “ It is without doubt a difficult time with the pandemic and the effect that this has had on schools and learning, so it is especially good to celebrate this achievement.”
This year, the annual celebration week has had to be virtual, with the focus on the many benefits which arts and culture can have on the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and staff.
“ The work that the pupils at Holmer Green are doing is really important and I hope the award will boost their confidence and spark yet more creativity,” said Dame Cheryl.