Benefits to children
IVE has been sharing stories of outstanding Arts Award and Artsmark practice in schools (two different programmes created by Arts Council England that compliment and build upon each other). Oatlands was identified as an outstanding example to others, of how you can provide children with great arts and cultural experiences and demonstrating an excellent commitment to the arts. IVE is a social enterprise that is working to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers, children and young people. IVE supports the development of creativity as a transferable skill to improve employability and productivity. They connect young people with great cultural opportunities and aim to inspire the next generation of creative and culturally literate entrepreneurs.
Please read our story on the link above.
Dear Miss Joseph
I hope you are well and you’ve had a great start to the term!
I am just contacting you because we have identified your school as a great example to others, of how you can successfully provide students with great arts and cultural experiences. We noticed that you have, or are, engaging with both Artsmark and Arts Award and believe that the combination of both of these programmes is a real achievement and demonstration of commitment to the arts.
I wonder if you would be happy for us to spread the word about good practice and provide us with a few quotes about how Arts Award and Artsmark in particular have had an impact on your school and young people. We would like to have a week of sharing stories and successes and would most likely include this on our social media channels and blogs.Many thanks in advance and I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Project Support Officer
North and East Yorkshire
IVE 31 The Calls, Leeds, LS2 7EY
Wednesday Art Club organised and led by Sophie and Elsa in Year 6 for children in Year 3 & 4.
(see our Arts Committee page)
Arts Committee members from Year 3 - Year 6 help support the following;
OJS Arts Exhibition
Develop workshop resources for the Mercer Gallery
Collaborate with Arts Organisations
Christmas display theme
Developing pupil led arts clubs
Arts Committee meets regularly to develop and discuss ideas for the provision of the arts and all arts events working with Miss Joseph and Mrs Grimer.
Art Club members are creating a wall mural outside the library painting some of their favourite books.
Dear Miss Joseph
Thank you so much for inviting me to present the architectural workshop to your year 6 pupils.
The children were so incredibly enthusiastic, which was wonderful to see. They were all quiet during the presentation, engaged with the presentation material and were keen to answer any questions asked. All pupils were full of enthusiasm during the design task, and created numerous designs in the 15 minutes given. I was particularly impressed to see them discuss their ideas with each other. They all picked up on the scale task and translated this into the secondary design task when they drew their design on the template. Scale is quite an arbitrary thing, so it was very impressive that they picked up on it so quickly.
Pupils were very keen to share their designs with the class at the end of the session, and expressed their ideas very clearly, illustrating very good communication skills. Most architects would not have done as well! The pupils had some wonderful ideas, and I cannot wait to see their competition entries.
I understand today is National Teacher’s day, and I just wanted to say a big thank you to you, for your incredible enthusiasm. I am absolutely certain one of the main reasons that the children were so well behaved and enthusiastic was because you introduced the pupils to the project themes in advance of the workshop’.
BA(hons) BArch(hons) DipPPM ARB RIBA
RIBA National Councillor 2015-2018