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Ollie and Hannah gain a gold and Year 7s celebrate their bronze Arts Awards




Two Year 12 pupils from King |Edward VI School in Bury St Edmunds have earned an Arts Award Gold.

Ollie Smith developed play writing skills shadowing Karen Simpson from The Theatre Royal during pantomime rehearsals and researched theatre etiquette.

Hannah Game’s grandmother taught her to knit and she combined this with her skill in embroidery. Hannah also investigated the issue of body shaming in fashion.

King Edward VI students celebrate their Arts Award (7102103)
King Edward VI students celebrate their Arts Award (7102103)

The students worked together on a leadership project - a performance of Metamorphosis with fellow sixth form actors. Ollie directed and performed and Hannah coordinated the costumes.

All year 7 pupils have the opportunity to gain Arts Award Bronze and 250 have already gained a bronze with another student gaining silver.

The school is an Artsmark Platinum school with students able to progress to Arts Award Gold in Year 12 - this is the equivalent to an AS Grade B.

Jonathan Lodge, drama and arts award leader, said: “ Our Year 7 students are delighted to have gained a qualification in their very first year of study with us.”



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