Tameside’s got talent – and that’s official after 200 young people were presented with Arts Award certificates from Trinity College London for participating in the arts.
The awards were presented by Councillor Joe Kitchen the Civic Mayor of Tameside, during a special celebration evening held at Dukinfield Town Hall.
To land the honour all of the youngsters had to successfully complete their own individual Arts Award Discover or Explore log book.
Arts Award is vital in supporting young people to develop as artists and arts leaders in their communities and Tameside is committed to helping young people achieve their goals in this area by providing opportunities and support for them to flourish and develop within their chosen artistic pathway.
Our mission along with Arts Award and Arts Council England is to support young people who want to deepen their engagement with the arts, build creative and leadership skills, and to achieve a national qualification.
The opportunity to take part was open to children who participated in Tameside Council’s 2013 pantomime Cinderella plus other community productions and activities across Tameside, which also included children that took part in ‘The Summer Reading Challenge’ across the boroughs libraries.
The Arts Award is facilitated through the support of both Tameside Cultural Services team and curious minds – who support and works to improve young people’s lives by increasing opportunities for active participation in arts, culture and creative learning – through the Arts Council England.
Both the Mayor and Emma Varnam, Head of Culture, gave speeches at this event.
Successful students from various groups presented with their certificates are pictured here.
For more information, visit www.tameside.gov.uk/culture