Warwick Awarded Trinity Champion Status
Warwick School is delighted to have been recognised by Trinity College London as one of 56 Trinity Champion Centres across the UK. The Champion Centres are recognised for their successful delivery of the Arts Award qualifications.
The well-known qualification inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents by undertaking the award, which can be achieved at five levels and undertaken in any area of the arts, from fashion to poetry, rapping to dancing, sculpture to film.
The school is an incredibly busy creative environment, and the arts play a significant role in the learning values of the school. There are a myriad of opportunities to perform and develop skills for all age groups, alongside a busy programme of community and professional visiting artists at the Bridge House Theatre and Warwick Hall. The Arts Award is offered to pupils at both Warwick School and King’s High School, both part of the Warwick Independent Schools Foundation, and is delivered through the Friday Afternoon Activities programme.
Trinity Champion Centres are recognised for their successful delivery of the Arts Award, demonstrated through strong exam results, an exciting programme of performance events and through innovation in the performing arts.
Mike Perry, Director of Drama at Warwick School commented, ‘We are delighted to have been selected this year as a Champion Centre. Arts Award offers Warwick School students the chance to develop as creative and versatile young people, knowledgeable about the value of the arts for all members of the community. The most distinctive aspect of our offer is the fact that we can support a diverse range of arts specialisms and interests at a very high level. Whilst there is one advisor there are many staff on-site who support the Arts Award students. Their personal arts challenges are always bold, individualised and connected to the wide-ranging productions/events and workshops on site e.g. an actor learning to perform within musical theatre production, a landscape photographer learning to take production photographs, and a visual artist working with new textiles to produce costumes. We look forward to using this range and scope of opportunity to offer ever more to young people locally and to other schools and community groups in the future.’