Exmouth Community College scoops art award

PUBLISHED: 16:35 11 June 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 18 June 2010

THE PRINCIPAL of Exmouth Community College has expressed his delight after the school was given an award in recognition of its commitment to arts education. Tony Alexander said he was extremely pleased that Arts Council England had presented the college

THE PRINCIPAL of Exmouth Community College has expressed his delight after the school was given an award in recognition of its commitment to arts education.

Tony Alexander said he was extremely pleased that Arts Council England had presented the college with an Artsmark Silver prize.

"We have always been proud of our work in the arts at the college. Thanks to the hard work of the staff and the engagement and effort of the students we now have national recognition," he said.

The Arts Council is the national development agency for arts in England.

Artsmark, recognised nationally as a prestigious and coveted award, sets the standard for outstanding provision of the subject in schools.

Mr Alexander added: ""Artsmark is more than simply a mark of distinction to us.

"Taking part in the scheme has enabled us to develop our arts provision, and see the students who take part become more self-confident, engaged and excited about learning."

"Our students have really enjoyed working with writers, painters actors and musicians, and being involved in our exhibitions, concerts and shows.

"I'd like to thank all our staff for their hard work in achieving this award, especially Amy Phillips who has collated and submitted the evidence to the Arts Council."

Alan Davey, chief executive of Arts Council England, said: "This award recognises that Exmouth Community College has a commitment to providing exciting art experiences and their belief in the power of creativity.

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