Upminster school receives prestigious award for championing the arts
PUBLISHED: 15:23 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 15:23 10 July 2017
Arts Council England has awarded Engayne Primary School with a prestigious Artsmark Award for embracing art across the curriculum.
Staff and pupils at the school, in Severn Drive, Upminster, have been celebrating the award - which is given to schools that champion the arts and bring them to life for children.
Headteacher Sara Sankey said: “We are extremely proud of achieving our Artsmark Gold Award. We are committed to delivering a high quality art and cultural education and we look forward to continue to grow with Artsmark”.
Darren Henley, chief executive of Arts Council England, congratulated the school on their award.
“As an Artsmark school, Engayne Primary exemplifies how the Award can help schools to achieve a broad and balanced curriculum,” said Darren. “Ensuring that each of its pupils is given the opportunity to explore and build a love of the arts that will remain with them as they go through their life.”