Ellesmere has been accepted as a 'Hub School of Creativity' by Arts Connect West Midlands, which is part of the Arts Council England. The school has been recognised following the introduction of the arena arts programme, which ensures that all students have an opportunity to access the arts in as broad a sense as possible.
As an Arts Connect Hub School, Ellesmere will have access to a range of benefits and opportunities to build working links with some of the region's leading professional arts and cultural practitioners. The school will also play a part in influencing how arts and cultural provision can directly support children and young people in the local area.
Following the publication of the Henley Review of Cultural Education and informed by developments of the Governments Cultural Education Plan, this offer provides a timely opportunity for schools to identify themselves as high profile advocates for the importance of the arts and culture in children and young people's lives.
Tony Coupe, Director of Music said "This will allow us to project our arts achievements nationally and across the region, as well as openly demonstrate our commitment to partnership working and supporting community groups".
Arts Connect West Midlands are one of only ten Bridge Delivery Organisations, funded by Arts Council England to use their experience in the sector to connect children and young people, schools and communities with art and culture. This means connecting schools and communities with National Portfolio organisations and others in the creative and cultural sector, including museums and libraries.
7th November 2013 Back to News