Schools celebrate Arts awards

Pupils at two Hyde schools have recently celebrated receiving their arts awards.

Godley Community Primary Academy hosted their very own Arts Award Presentation with representatives from both Tameside Community and Cultural services in attendance. 

And students at Alder Community High School have celebrated the same, with the Civic Mayor of Tameside Cllr Leigh Drennan and Tameside Council’s Executive Member for Lifelong Learning, Equalities, Culture and Heritage, Councillor Leanne Feeley, also in attendance. 

The celebrations marked the hard work each of the pupils put in whilst achieving their Arts Award DISCOVER.

Supported by Tameside’s Community Safety team, Tameside Cultural Services worked with the Godley school’s Year 3 class on a six week art-based project linked to ‘Staying Safe’ with a focus on road safety. 

Working alongside professional artist Jack Doyle, each pupil created their own concrete plaque which was cemented into a class collaboration.

While at Alder the six week project was focussed on ‘Our Community’ and what the local area meant to them. The pupils worked alongside professional artist Sam Hull Owen, each creating their own embroidery based on the landscape around them.

Tameside Councils Cultural Services mission along with Arts Award and Arts Council England is to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills, and to achieve a national qualification.

The Arts Award is facilitated through the support of both Tameside Councils Cultural Services and Curious Minds – who support and work to improve young people’s lives by increasing opportunities for active participation in arts, culture and creative learning.


Main image:

PROUD DAY: Pupils at Godley Primary school show off their Arts Awards certificates.

More from Tameside Reporter

  • Who's appeared in court?

    From firearms charges and driving bans to stealing credit cards and using abusive language, it's our latest round-up of cases heard by Tameside magistrates.

  • Ashton woman's thank you to trauma team

    A patient has thanked the staff at Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI), part of Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, after being cared for as the first patient in the hospital’s new dedicated Major Trauma Ward.

  • Mandy's Angels shine on appeal

    When Head of Fundraising for Tameside and Glossop's Scanner Appeal, Angie Wild, was appointed at the Trust, her first through was: 'Gosh, £1 million to raise for a CT Scanner'.

  • Meeting for new Rotary members

    Tameside Rotary are holding a meeting next week to encourage more people to get involved with the group.

  • Baby left unfed for 13 hours at Stalybridge family centre

    A baby boy was left for 13 hours without being fed or changed at residential family centre which was criticised by Ofsted. 


  • Sun


  • Mon


  • Tue


  • Wed


  • Thu


Recently Played