Arts award helps Rugby students develop skills and build confidence - The Rugby Observer

Arts award helps Rugby students develop skills and build confidence

Rugby Editorial 20th Oct, 2023   0

OVER 160 students at Avon Valley School have won an arts award.

During Year 9 the students, who are now in Year 10, had performing arts lessons dedicated to the Bronze Arts Award programme. Following the submission of their portfolios, 167 students have received the award certificate.

The Bronze Arts Award is designed for students aged 11-14 years, and aims to develop young people’s artistic abilities alongside their research and communication skills.

The award involves students in the arts as creators and audience members, and encourages them to take their first steps towards leadership by sharing their learning with others.




Students specialise and learn about dance, drama, and art, completing both practical work and research task which helps them develop a range of skills and builds confidence.

Headteacher Blake Francis said: “It is brilliant to see such a large number of students achieving the arts award. For many of the students this is the first formal qualification they’ve ever received, and will no doubt be the first of many.”


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