Formby High School has long been renowned for its commitment and ambition in delivering a broad, rich and dynamic Arts curriculum and extra-curricular offer to its students. It is unquestionable that this not only allows students to develop and excel in the Arts but also nurtures confidence and creativity that is applied to their other subject areas. Importantly, too, is the unique opportunity these subjects offer to students in working together, supporting each other as well as experiencing leadership opportunities. Part of the FHS focus on the Arts has been the delivery of the Arts Award Programme over the past few years which allows students to use these skills to work towards Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards in these areas. It is worth pointing out that there are more Gold Arts Awards students at FHS than across the whole of Merseyside! The small issue of a pandemic did not stop our commitment to the creative arts with Remote Classroom, Open School and numerous virtual events continuing to focus on them during lockdown. Mrs Harrocks, who spearheads the Arts Award at FHS, supported by colleagues across the Creative Arts faculty, has worked tirelessly to support students in achieving their award, adding resilience and determination to their portfolio of skills honed along the way! The school also supports the Arts Award programme nationally by contributing to regional and national training events. We are delighted to announce that FHS has been named an Arts Award Trinity Champion Centre in recognition of these achievements. As a champion centre, FHS will take a greater role in inspiring other Arts Award centres by sharing best practice and advocating the qualification and the Arts.