CHESTER’S Belgrave Primary School has been awarded an Artsmark Gold award for the third year running.
The award, from Arts Council England (ACE) is given in recognition of the Westminster Park school’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education.
Headteacher Deanne Garratt said: “I’m delighted the Arts Council has recognised Belgrave’s dynamic arts education programme. Our pupils have enjoyed working with a variety of artists including Wendy Amner, Lynne Douglas, Helen Thompson and Vivienne Palmer.
“ I’d like to thank all our staff for their hard work in achieving this award.”
Alan Davey, chief executive of ACE said: “Arts Council England is committed to great art for everyone and we believe that the earlier children are creatively inspired, the more likely they are to have a lifelong engagement with art.
“The award recognises Belgrave’s passion for the arts and belief in the power of creativity.”
Representatives from the school will receive their award at a ceremony and evening reception at the Brindley Arts Centre, Runcorn, on September 21.