TES Awards - Creative School 2018.
On Friday 20th we had the pleasure of ending the week on a total high. It had been announced that we have been shortlisted for the TES Awards - Creative School 2018. We couldn’t hold the smiles back once we heard the news.
In our application we simply told the truth about what we do as a school and how creativity leads the way in many subject areas. The students jump at opportunities to let their ideas flow and creative minds come alive, so we told this to TES.
Our staff work hand in hand with our students to help them develop in to young people and positive members of society. They will always encourage them to ask questions along the way and will to support them to be actively involved in learning.
Having the chance to explore is what we strive to offer all our students, the chance to explore their minds and be creative in learning. We are lucky enough to see this everyday at school. If it’s not Geography baking cakes in the shape of a waterfall, it’s dressing potatoes up as book characters. It all sounds slightly bonkers but it’s great. It gets students involved that might, at first glance, have shown no interest.
When you think of being creative at school the first thing you might think of is Art or Drama, and yes we are creative in these areas but it doesn’t stop there. We bring creative learning through all parts of school life and it has proven to work with staff and students.
Tes editor Ann Mroz said: It is wonderful to see such innovative ideas and best-practiceemerging from our schools and teachers, despite the current squeeze on funding. We had a record year for entries and the standard was the best so far – all those shortlisted should be very proud: it’s an extraordinary achievement.
The winners will be revealed at our gala awards evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on Friday 22 June 2018
To see the full list of who's in the running, pick up a copy of this week's Tes, or visit tesawards.co.uk
We are all very excited about the nomination and can't wait for June... Watch this space.
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