Arts award for Knowsley pupils

Published on: Monday, 09-March-2015

A group of Kirkby primary school children have achieved a prestigious, national arts award.

Fifteen Key Stage 2 pupils from five Kirkby primary schools, have completed a range of exciting arts activities to achieve the Discover Arts Award. arts awards Kirkby primary school children

The children visited the exhibition at Kirkby Gallery, created their own artwork and had fun learning more about the arts through games and quizzes.

Part of the award involved finding out more about someone famous from the arts. The children chose a range of celebrated figures to research including Leonardo Da Vinci, Shakespeare and even Elvis Presley!

The children were presented with their Discover Arts Awards at a special celebration event in Kirkby Library.

They were treated to an energetic performance from “That Poetry Bloke”, Craig Bradley and he chatted with the children about his passion for poetry and how it is a vibrant a form of entertainment.  

Cllr Eddie Connor, Knowsley Cabinet Member for Leisure, Community and Culture, said:

“The award is a great way for children to start discovering the arts around them. It’s fantastic that they’ve had such fun taking part in arts activities and events. I’m sure they’ll be inspired to keep visiting galleries, creating their own works and enjoying all the arts have to offer.”

Caption: Proud pupils receive their Discover Arts Award at Kirkby Library by the ‘talking chair’ (with L-R Peter Marchant, Head of Knowsley Library Service; Craig Bradley “That Poetry Bloke”; Matthew Ashton Director of Public Health)