Background to Schools’ Arts Awards Event For the past 16 years there has been a Schools’ Art Awards event supported by 5 local Primary schools – artwork being summited from Nursery to Yr 6.
Two pieces of artwork from each year group is selected by staff that represents the best response to a theme set by the Caerleon Festival * for skill and/or effort.
* A theme sheet with starting points is sent out to schools by Christmas. This is not a condition of entry but the ideas are generally taken up. This year’s theme is ‘WHEN I GROW UP”.
WHEN I GROW UP’ Roald Dahl
‘On being ambitious: “Well, maybe it started that way. As a dream, but doesn’t everything. Those buildings. These lights. This whole city. Somebody had to dream about it first. And maybe that is what I did. I dreamed about coming here, but then I did it.’
Recent addition. For the past 2-3 years we have encourage schools to submit 2 examples of creative writing from their Junior Depts. (Yr3 -Yr6) that has been produced over the past year.
As one of the opening events of the Caerleon Festival there is a Schools’ Arts Awards event attended by the Mayor of Newport.
The Caerleon Festival acknowledges the sponsorship of Celtic Manor Hotel in providing venue and hospitality for Awards presentation event, Sainsburys for the prizes.