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29th October 2021

Beckfoot Upper Heaton Selected for Artsmark Event

Beckfoot Upper Heaton School colleague selected to deliver Artsmark Gold event

Following being awarded the Artsmark Gold Award to Beckfoot Upper Heaton School, Vicky Bone, Creative Arts Teacher has now been selected to present at Artsmark 20th Anniversary celebrations. 


Artsmark is the only creative quality standard for schools and educational settings. They support school to develop and celebrate their commitment to arts and cultural education for all children and young people.

Beckfoot Upper Heaton and all Beckfoot Trust Schools are strong advocates for arts for all young people.

Artsmark said.

‘Artsmark’s 20-year anniversary is kicking off this November with a celebration week. Taking place from Monday, 8th November to Friday, 12th November, we’ll be sharing amazing stories from some of our Artsmark schools and partners that celebrate arts, culture and creativity in schools.

We’ll also be hosting Artsmark events throughout the week for schools who are already on their Artsmark journey or would like to get started. Read on below to learn more about our events and how to get involved during Artsmark Celebration Week’.


The Artsmark Gold: In Conversation with Beckfoot Upper Heaton event takes place online on Wednesday, 10th November, 3.45-4.30pm. Vicky Bone will talk about Beckfoot Upper Heaton School’s journey towards achieving Artsmark Gold, including the impact Artsmark has had on pupil voice and raising aspirations and helping identify her school’s ambitions for the future.

Graeme Wrightson, Headteacher, Beckfoot Upper Heaton School said. ‘We are delighted and honoured that Beckfoot Upper Heaton has been selected to represent Artsmark gold nationally for the awards 20th anniversary. This is testament to the hard work and dedication of Vicky Bone, the team and our talented students - such an accolade for our school, Beckfoot Trust and wider community.  We are very fortunate to have colleagues with the passion and vision to inspire our young people to strive for excellence in everything they do; they change lives every day'.


Further information can be found here including booking for the event

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