Meersbrook Bank Primary School scoop top arts award.

Posted on October 12, 2010 by


Meersbrook Bank Community Primary School are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Artsmark Gold Award from the Arts Council. This award recognises the hard work of both pupils and staff in developing creative skills, including art, drama, music, dance and poetry. To celebrate this award, renowned Sheffield artist Pete McKee came into the school on Friday 2nd July to make the presentation to the school during a Celebration Assembly.

Pete McKee with the Artsmark Award

Pete McKee with the Artsmark Award

Drawing on the rich cultural diversity within the school, work for this award embraced a wide range of traditional and cultural approaches to art. Amongst other things, workshops in African Dance, Caribbean Rhythm, and Indian Appliqué have all been held at the school as part of the ongoing Arts strategy. In addition, groups of pupils have also taken their talents on the road, singing at the Old People’s Home, taking part in a range of community events and exhibiting artwork at a variety of venues.

Mrs Malden, who alongside Mrs Williamson, who made the initial application comments on this great achievement:-

“Meersbrook Bank Primary School has always been a very creative school, with lots of talented pupils and parents. This Artsmark Gold award is a great badge for the school, one that recognises the wealth of opportunities offered to pupils of Meersbrook Bank to participate in creative activities, across all areas of the Curriculum and taking in many diverse influences. The children, parents, teaching and support staff are very excited that their artistic efforts have culminated in this wonderful award.”

The application itself demonstrated that the children have benefited from excellent opportunities in many areas including: diversity and inclusion, cross-curricular learning, links with parents and the local and wider community, positive experiences of different cultures and links with artists in the community. Staff have taken up good training opportunities to maintain the school’s high standards and the learning needs of all pupils, including the gifted and talented, are met through the arts.

For further information please call the school on 0114 2550491.