As a school, we have enrolled on the Artsmark journey. Artsmark is the creative quality standard for schools, accredited by Arts Council England. Artsmark gives us the opportunity to help make arts come alive and is a valuable tool for enriching the school's arts provision.
We have achieved the Artsmark Gold Award!
What they said about us...
'Reinwood Infant and Nursery School is an arts rich place for children to be, where arts and culture are valued for their own sake and children are given time to explore, reflect and create using a child-led approach.
'Your many collaborations with arts and cultural organisations are enabling both children and staff to experience new and exciting learning. Taking part in the Kirklees Festival of Arts and Culture led you to work with The Children’s Art School to produce an art installation, ‘Moulding Memories’ and at a different time with Chol Theatre on Flash Mob creating a contemporary dance. Perhaps one of the greatest achievements has been Year 2’s Rainbow Forest being exhibited at the Royal Academy Young Artists’ Summer Show. The children, staff and parents must have been so thrilled.
'Children are engaged and apply their skills and knowledge in other areas of learning.
'School arts-based workshops promote cultural diversity which is great.
'You have given some lovely quotes by the children to show the impact of the Arts on their wellbeing and they clearly enjoy taking part in the Arts.
'Congratulations on your Artsmark Gold Award! '
Benefits to children
Culture and creativity
- increases pupils' confidence, critical and creative thinking, communication and literacy skills, improving attainment in core subjects like Maths and English;
- introduces the joys of creating and performing and experiencing art to young people who may not otherwise be exposed to it;
- helps encourage pupil voice and leadership skills;
- provides an engaging and accessible way into the curriculum for hard to reach or disadvantaged pupils.
This page will be regularly updated with photographs celebrating our Artsmark journey.
Burfitts Road, Oakes, Huddersfield, HD3 4YL