School celebrates after receiving Artsmark award

Lindfield School Gold Artmark Award. July 12th 2012 E28120N'(L to R): Kirsty McIlhargey Head of School, Cllr Neil Stanley, Anna MacRae Head of Art, Stephanie Fuller Arts Council.

Lindfield School Gold Artmark Award. July 12th 2012 E28120N'(L to R): Kirsty McIlhargey Head of School, Cllr Neil Stanley, Anna MacRae Head of Art, Stephanie Fuller Arts Council.

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AN EASTBOURNE school has been praised for its commitment to art.

The Lindfield School was awarded the Artsmark Gold standard by Arts Council England after judges were won over by the standard of the pupils’ works

Artsmark is a national programme which helps schools strengthen the arts activities they provide and by securing the coveted title, Lindfield has successfully demonstrated its commitment to providing a high quality art session in its timetable.

The school in Lindfield Road celebrated by unveiling a mosaic made by Year 11 and 12 pupils spelling The Lindfield School and was attached to the front of the school last Thursday. There are also plans for a GCSE art exhibition complete with a 10 metre piece of artwork pupils recently put on show at the Towner Gallery.

Remo Palladino, headteacher, said, “We are very proud to have been awarded Artsmark Gold. This award represents a public acknowledgement of the creativity and artistic achievements of our students and dedicated staff.”

Sally Abbott, of Arts Council England, added, “Arts Council England believes that the earlier children are creatively inspired, the more likely they are to have a lifelong engagement with art – something that can transform lives and give young people a voice for their thoughts and feelings.

“This Artsmark award recognises The Lindfield School’s commitment to providing exciting art experiences for their pupils and their belief in the power of creativity.”