Wilby Primary School celebrates receiving top arts award

Pupils at Wilby school have been getting engaged in the arts Picture: WILBY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Pupils at Wilby school have been getting engaged in the arts Picture: WILBY PRIMARY SCHOOL - Credit: WILBY PRIMARY SCHOOL

A Suffolk primary school has been honoured with a top arts award in recognition of its innovative curriculum.

The school celebrated Chinese New Year with ribbon dancing and dragon making Picture: WILBY PRIMARY

The school celebrated Chinese New Year with ribbon dancing and dragon making Picture: WILBY PRIMARY SCHOOL - Credit: WILBY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Wilby Primary School had been working to raise the profile of the arts for staff, parents and pupils alike, reflected in its application for the Gold level Artsmark – which is awarded by Arts Council England.

Headteacher Roisin Wiseman said: “Artsmark has enabled us to provide exciting high quality learning opportunities for our children which sit firmly at the centre of everything we do.

“They bring cohesion to learning experiences from across the curriculum, enabling children to make sense of their experiences and to express how they feel about them.”

Pupils Maryellen and Jerome from Year 6 added: “We are encouraged to be creative and express ourselves freely – no one is wrong. This gives us confidence and makes school so much more fun – it makes us want to be here.”

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