New arts programme helps young people gain a nationally recognised qualification.
On Saturday 16 October, 4 young people who took part in this summer’s Bronze Arts Award course received their certificates from Council Chairman, Councillor Helen Kane. All participants passed with flying colours and are the first graduates of the Bronze Arts Award program at Epping Forest District Museum.
Bronze Arts Award
Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification in the arts for young people age 7 – 25 years. Summer 2021 was the first time the Community, Health and Wellbeing (CCW) team had developed and delivered their own 5-day Bronze Arts Award programme. As well as taking part in arts activities and experiencing arts events, participants studied other artists, took on challenges in different art forms and shared their skills and learning with others.
They also wrote reviews on ‘The Boys: Holocaust Survivors in the Epping Forest District’ exhibition, which was on display at Epping Forest District Museum at the time of the workshops.
Photos from the day
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Engaging with the arts
Chairman of Epping Forest District Council, Councillor Helen Kane said:
It was wonderful to see how young people in the district have been engaging with the arts. I am very grateful to the officers involved in this scheme, especially Helen Palmer; I also would like to thank the parents who made sure that the youngsters were in attendance, some with extended journeys across the district.
They worked very hard to complete the Bronze Arts Award and I wish them lots of luck in continuing their award journey.
A valuable learning experience
Arts Award is moderated by Trinity College London.
A spokesperson from Trinity College London said, of the programme at Epping Forest District Museum:
Congratulations on providing such a valuable and well-planned creative learning experience – supporting these young people to pass Bronze Arts Award. The work was very creative, clearly set out and accurately assessed. Thank you for the time and work you have put in. Best wishes for your future Arts Award delivery.
CCW is planning the next Bronze Arts Award course to take place over the Easter 2022 holidays.
If you would like further information on the programme, please contact Helen Palmer, Cultural Engagement Officer
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