The Creative Arts
St Kentigern’s were proud to achieve the Platinum Artsmark Award in March 2023.
The Artsmark Award inspires us to be creative inside and outside school.
This includes dancing, participating in drama activities or being part of an audience,
a wide range of visual art events and being musical! We measure the impact of
these experiences on children’s academic achievements and confidence bands. We
truly believe being an Artsmark school inspires so much more than creative
outcomes. It supports children’s self-esteem and wellbeing, collaborative skills, and
drives their aspirations for their bright futures ahead!
CREATIVE ASPIRATIONS WEEK
Pupil voice indicated they wanted to find out more about creative careers and meet
these creative experts in real life! Our first Creative Aspirations Week saw our
Creative Council ambassadors showing our creative visitors around school as they
inspired us with their creative journeys and advice for entering the world of creative
careers. This school event features on Curious Minds website so why not read the
blog written by our school’s Creative Arts Leader!
So far we have welcomed a wide range of visitors working in the creative industries
such as photographers, graphic designers, fashion designers, a furniture upholsterer
(as seen on TV!), actors, musicians and artists!
Feedback from the children of Creative Aspirations Week showed some important
messages being held onto:
“If you have a creative mind you can do anything!”
“You’ve inspired me to go to university and be a fashion designer!”
“Three skills needed for acting: listening, concentration and being able to work with others!”
“We achieve what we want when we work hard!”
“You need to be a problem solver and have good maths skills to be a graphic designer!”
“I didn’t realise that these jobs can be cool and fun!”
Creative Council continue to inspire the school with monthly challenges in
collaboration with our wide range of cultural partnerships! These are provided on our
online learning platform Seesaw.
What’s on in Manchester!
The city we live in provides a rich and vibrant inspiration for the Creative Arts to be
celebrated and enjoyed.
Here are some great ones to visit as a family!
Other great inspiration for the Creative Arts