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  MP presents arts award to Diss Infants School

Richard Bacon MP presents headteacher Barbara Key with the Silver Artsmark award
Richard Bacon MP presents the
Silver Artsmark award to
headteacher Barbara Key

SOUTH NORFOLK MP Richard Bacon joined pupils and staff at Diss Infants School to present the school with the Artsmark Silver award.

Artsmark is a national award that recognises and rewards schools making an outstanding commitment to all art forms including music, drama and dance as well as art and design.

The awards are granted annually after an assessment process to check the school offers a range of arts opportunities to pupils both in and out of lesson time and also works together with professional artists and arts organisations.

Mr Bacon said: “I was delighted to present Diss Infants School with an Artsmark Silver Award. This Award recognises the tremendous efforts made by the school to develop arts education for the very young and I congratulate everyone involved on a superb achievement”.

“The award is a great tribute to the leadership of the school's headteacher, Mrs Barbara Key, together with a marvellous team of teachers, classroom assistants and helpers, including many parents and governors”.

“Diss Infants has taken part in an enormously wide range of arts activities, from dance, puppet plays and music lessons to clay modelling and video imaging. There have been visits to the school from professional musicians and from authors, as well as a number of school trips with an arts theme, including to Norwich Castle”.

“This is how an infant school should be, and I am so pleased for everyone involved that the school has received this award. Many congratulations”.


12 June 2006

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