Gold Arts Award Showcase
The Gold Arts Award Showcase took place on Friday 3 March in the Drama Studio. It was the culmination of 18 months of work on a project to make new art, study advanced arts practitioners, gain work experience in a chosen art form and discuss and debate arts issues. Students studied arts topics such as sculpture, photography, film making, direction, choreography, script writing, technical theatre and fashion. They showcased their creativity and presented their work to an audience of family, friends and staff; the production was entirely student led and is worth 16 UCAS points. The evening culminated in a lively Q & A with Gold Arts Award students explaining that their show title ‘What’s your Plan B?’ was a comment against the necessity of arts students and employees to require a ‘Plan B’ in an alternative industry and in support of the ‘Arts’ being the ‘Plan A’ with jobs in the arts and design industries increasing. Students noted 93% of 16–18-year-olds believed that studying a creative subject impacts positively on their mental health and wellbeing. Government figures show the UK’s creative industries contributed £111.7 billion to the UK in 2018 (published 2020), equivalent to £306 million every day. The showcase will be featured soon on our FHS YouTube channel.
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