Indian Classical Musician Inspires Cradley Heath Students To Bronze Award

Thirteen, year ten students at Ormiston Forge Academy in Cradley Heath have been working with a professional Indian classical musician to explore Indian vocal music.

The work with Sanyogita Kumari has helped them write their own musical piece based on British Values.

The students in the Key Stage Four performing arts class have been working toward their Art Award qualification. The Arts Award qualifications are designed to inspire learners up to the age of 25 to grow their arts and leadership talents. Most of all, they aim to support and encourage learners of all levels and abilities and from all backgrounds and cultures to engage and participate in the arts.

Jess Brooks, the teacher in charge of music and performing arts at Ormiston Forge Academy, said: “The group wanted to devise a piece that focused on the acceptance on cultures that would then be performed to governors, teachers and parents. On completion of the performance, students submitted their written portfolio and all achieved their Bronze Arts Award. I’m delighted for them and very proud.”

To achieve their Arts Award, learners take on challenges in an art form, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by artists and share their art skills with others. They create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative work and progress along the way, and they are supported by an adult, who has trained as an Arts Award adviser and acts as an assessor, facilitator and mentor.

Arts Award recognises all art forms ranging from fashion to poetry, rapping to dance, sculpture to film and arts administration to backstage roles,

Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England, working with 10 regional bridge organisations. Bridge organisations are funded by Arts Council England with the remit of connecting the arts and cultural sector with the education sector so that children and young people can have access to great arts and cultural opportunities. Visit artsaward.org.uk/regions 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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