Bronze Arts Award ceremony

Bronze Arts Award ceremony

Thirteen budding young writers gathered with their friends and family within the secret, magical walls of Grimm & Co earlier this month, to celebrate their achievements in gaining their Bronze Arts Award.  The ceremony was a celebration of the spectacular and imaginative work the young writers had created during the fourteen week writing workshop programme, with the aim to inspire and develop the potential writer in each young person.

The Arts Award is a nationally recognised qualification, governed by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation in England, CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland and by Qualifications Wales. The Award is managed by Trinity College London, in association with Arts Council England.  The Bronze Award itself is equivalent to the GCSE qualification, graded D-G.

Our very own Director, Deborah Bullivant shared her experience of the ceremony: “What a sensational evening. Our young people dressed up in a cap and gown, and their families watched on as their work was read aloud on film by celebrated actor, Paul Clayton, and friends of Grimm & Co. Our mission is ‘every child and young person a writer’ and our young people celebrated their achievements together with the words that they wrote. Smiles, laughter and pride filled our space,” she added.

The positive response towards the afternoon’s celebrations was reflected within the comments from those who attended the ceremony, with one individual taking to facebook to praise the work we do here at the charity: “The graduation ceremony celebrating our fabulously talented young writers was amazing, whilst the opportunities you provide to our young writers is inspirational.”  The Lord Mayor Cllr Alan Buckley was thrilled to attend and present the certificates to the young people, with a suggestion of developing their achievements by going on to complete the Silver Arts Award.  This met with such excitement that we are currently planning some Silver Arts Awards workshops to take place early next year!

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