St Bede’s Catholic Middle School are delighted to celebrate their Platinum Artsmark status by celebrating all things in the Arts this week, culminating in a ‘Dress as your Favourite Artist or Musician’ on Friday 11 October. The music and art room have had open doors at lunchtimes for all pupils to experience Pavement Art, Keyboard Club, Garageband Groovers, Singers, Boys Gotta Sing, Ukulele Club, Orchestra, Guitar Club and live performances on the stage at lunchtimes. St Bede’s have entered over 1000 pupils into Bronze and Silver Arts Awards over the last few years, an extra qualification which demonstrates pupils’ creativity and individuality. Due to this and the exciting curriculum offered, St Bede’s were recently awarded Music Mark and became a Trinity Champion Centre.
Mrs Rowena Eastwood, Head of the Arts Faculty at St Bede’s and an SLE for the Teaching School at South Bromsgrove High, is delighted with the response from parents and pupils. Over 100 pupils pay for extra musical tuition each week outside of lesson times and there are a range of musical, art and dance clubs for pupils to experience for free. Silver Arts ambassadors have led Arts Week and have done an amazing job! See them pictured.