Students rise to gold standard

First Art Gold Award for students at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School. Pictured are all the students involved
First Art Gold Award for students at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School. Pictured are all the students involved

ARTISTIC students showcased their work at the first Gold Arts Award Challenge night.

A whole range of work was displayed at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School last Thursday which was undertaken by the students as part of the Arts Award, a post 16 enrichment course.

The evening provided the students with the chance to share their work, research and experiences so far as to gather feedback and thoughts, helping them reflect upon their work to date.

Chris Cresswell, head of the arts faculty, said: “On display was student’s most experimental work where they have challenged themselves to learn a new skill that may enhance their current art form.”

The arts award is a nationally recognised qualification that young people can obtain through participation and development within their chosen section of creative art.

Mr Cresswell said: “The qualification recognises abilities as young artists and creative arts leaders across a wide area of the arts from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing and sculpture to film.”

Becky Tillotson wanted to improve her ability to capture both portraits and event photography which were fields she had little confidence in.

Elliot Hawksworth, Bailey Manogue and Ryan Oldfield wanted to learn a range of different instruments. And David Naylor learnt how to play the keyboard and combine creative writing to music.