Start Your Arts Award Day at Falinge Park High School

Date published: 06 October 2015

Thursday, 1 October 2015 saw school celebrate its ‘Start Your Arts Award’ Day in style with a special celebratory lunchtime drop-in session with fun activities.

Students were able to enjoy refreshments and collect an ‘Arts Takeaway’ bag, full of information, ideas, pencil crayons and a notebook to gather their creative thoughts.

Young people were also able to try out theatrical lighting and sound in a demonstration and short workshop led by our theatre technician, Mr Wilcock or participate in a drumming session with Mr Lancaster.

Students tried out a great animation kit to use for making short animated films and took part in a ‘scroll art’ activity where they were asked to consider arts activities they would like to try out.

For more details, about Arts Award or to start your Arts Award qualification, please speak to Mr De Courcey, Ms Williams or a member of the C.E.P.A. Team.

Arts Award Good Practice Centre Status

Arts Award Good Practice CentreFalinge Park High School and Performing Arts College, Rochdale has been awarded the title of Arts Award Good Practice Centre Status for the year as a result of its strong practice and innovative methods.

The school offers qualifications Arts Award Bronze, Silver and Gold to students and has seen over a hundred and fifty students achieve qualifications by Trinity College. Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders and the programmes offered develop creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Through the award, young people learn to work independently, helping them to prepare for further education and employment. Arts Award is managed by Trinity College, London in association with Arts Council England working with 10 regional bridge organisations. As a result of the status given to the school, students enjoyed a lunchtime ‘Start Your Arts Award Day’ drop-in with fun workshops, activities and information, advice and guidance recently.

Bookbuzz Initiative

Bookbuzz initiative Creative and Literacy Learning (C.A.L.L.) students in year 7 will each receive a free book this week as part of our involvement with the national ‘Bookbuzz’ initiative.

Students are able to select their own book from a wide range and keep it, as part of a national drive to build further enjoyment and engagement in reading.

The books will be given out in C.A.L.L. lessons and we look forward to hearing about some great reads. Why not write a review about your chosen book or take a quick test on accelerated reader in you library lesson?

We hope all our students enjoy their chosen text. For further details about the initiative, please contact Ms Rogerson or Mr De Courcey.

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