News

11 October 2019

Blog: Double Platinum

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By Charlotte Jones, Curriculum Leader for the Creative Arts at Chantry and Newminster Middle Schools in Morpeth

Our two middle schools received some excellent news at the start of this year’s autumn term. After being awarded Platinum Artsmark in October 2017 we heard that we had again achieved Platinum in both schools...

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10 October 2019

BLOG: Working in partnership

launch of photography exhibition - Blyth Community Hospital
By Rosanna Blakesley-Jones, Assistant Vice Principal, Bede Academy

Partnership has been the key component in our Artsmark journey...

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09 October 2019

Blog: Creating without boundaries

St Michael’s CE Primary School
By Sharan Carr, St Michael’s CE Primary School, Alnwick

When we started our Artsmark journey our aims were to gain a greater knowledge and understanding of what it means to progress in creativity and how to measure it using a range of strategies including self and peer assessment.

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07 October 2019

Blog: Student voice: Student choice

Kenton School & Helix Arts
By Cheryl Gavin, Helix Arts

Helix Arts became an Artsmark Partner earlier this year, so we jumped on the opportunity to work with Kenton School as part of the EQiPP programme...

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16 September 2019

Blog: Growing up poor

Charlotte Dack
By Charlotte Dack, CBNE Area Manager

It’s a truth now universally acknowledged that those who could benefit the most from a creative education are the least likely to have access to it...

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09 September 2019

Help shape our regional programme connecting children and young people to arts and culture

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Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) is seeking new Advisory Board members. The Advisory Board provides support, challenge and scrutiny to the CBNE programme, makes decisions about our investments and champions our work.

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01 July 2019

BLOG: Third Artsmark Award for West Rainton Primary

Jennie McVicar
West Rainton Primary recently received their Artsmark Gold award. This is their third award! Art Coordinator, Jennie McVicar, has written an excellent blog to tell us a little more about their journey...

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25 June 2019

Artsmark Celebration at BALTIC

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Thank you to everyone who attended our special Artsmark celebration event on 24 June at BALTIC.

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20 June 2019

Connecting teachers of the arts to share ideas and best practice

Culture Bridge North East (CBNE) launched Secondaries Create in September 2018. It is a digital initiative focusing on creative education in secondary schools, engaging with and informing teachers of the opportunities available to them including support networks, funding opportunities and training sessions.

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06 June 2019

The Reading Agency - Summer Reading Challenge evaluation

Summer Reading Challenge
Does your school take part in the Summer Reading Challenge? Opportunity to take part in national research and understand what impact the challenge has on your pupils' literacy.

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01 May 2019

Passionate about changing children and young people’s lives through the arts?

Northumberland
Northumberland LCEP is seeking a Chair and new members who have education expertise and a real passion for improving access to the arts for Northumberland's children and young people.

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24 April 2019

Imagine if… 2019: Save the date

Imagine If
Conference: Wednesday 13 November 2019, Great North Museum, Newcastle

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11 April 2019

BLOG: Fantastical Creatives and Where to Find Them

Eileen Atkins
By Eileen Atkins, CBNE Area Manager

At Culture Bridge North East we are very privileged that we get to meet and support so many amazing cultural organisations of all sizes...

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02 April 2019

The Social and Cultural Value of Participatory Arts for Young People.

Florrie Darling
Florrie Darling is a PhD researcher from the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at Newcastle University and shares her research on the social and cultural value of participatory arts for young people.

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14 March 2019

Blog: Our Artsmark Journey

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By Lisa Hall, Arts and Culture Leader, Cragside Primary

Artsmark has reaffirmed our commitment to a creative ethos and has encouraged all levels of the school to see the arts as a vital element of our school development plan.

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11 March 2019

BLOG:  Duchess’s Community High School students share their creative learning experiences

Duchess Community High School
We spoke to Ruth Brown, Head of Art & The Creative Arts Faculty and three of the young people at Duchess’s Community High School...

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04 March 2019

Blog: Why I decided to become a Creative Apprentice - By Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson
Recently, I was asked the question ‘Why did you decide to do an apprenticeship?’ Seeing as it’s National Apprentice Week, I’ve been thinking about this question a lot...

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13 February 2019

BLOG: How is BALTIC, Centre for Contemporary Art supporting secondary schools to achieve Arts Award success?

BALTIC
We met with Rachael Rickwood, Assistant Producer (Children and Young People) at BALTIC to discuss how the gallery is working with secondary schools in the North East to achieve Arts Award Gold.

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29 January 2019

BLOG: #Secondariescreate - How Priory Woods allows secondary school students to embrace their creativity.

Priory Woods music class
Priory Woods is a community special school situated in Middlesbrough. The school works hard to provide its pupils with inclusive education for students who have severe learning difficulties and those with profound and multiple needs aged 4-19.

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17 January 2019

BLOG: Leaders of the future: authenticity and battling the impostor

Mel Carter
By Mel Carter, CBNE Area Manager

Mel talks about her experience of being part of the 2018/19 cohort for the Extend Leadership Programme, which is a professional development programme for those working in learning and education roles across all art forms.

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