Pupils get creative with concrete

PUPILS at Godley Community Primary Academy displayed their creative flair by producing a striking piece of artwork using concrete.It was part of their studies for Arts Award Discover, culminating in a presentation with representatives from both Tameside Community and Cultural Services.

Supported by Tameside’s community safety team, Tameside Cultural Services worked with the schools’ year three 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.

Arts Award is vital in supporting young people to develop as artists and arts leaders in their communities and Tameside is committed to helping young people achieve their goals in this area by providing opportunities and support for them to flourish and develop within their chosen artistic pathway.

Tameside Council’s 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 works to improve young people’s lives by increasing opportunities for active participation in arts, culture and creative learning – through the Arts Council England.

For more information, go online www.tameside.gov.uk/culture

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