Creative students receive awards

MANGOTSFIELD School has held its first awards to celebrate the creative arts.

The Go Creative! awards evening in July featured an exhibition of student GCSE, 3D and art club works, including a mural about the history of Mangotsfield and canvases celebrating the French and German languages. 

There was also an exhibition of GCSE photography work, including a special section on food photography.

Music, dance and drama students took to the stage and performed an array of pieces from GCSE, BTEC KS3 lessons and individual works.

The evening finished with a ‘teaser’ performance of the school’s upcoming drama show, Roald Dahl’s Matilda Junior, which is set to be performed in full at the school in February next year. 

Throughout the evening the school’s art, drama, music and dance departments presented awards to pupils who had particularly excelled within their subject, with particular focus on the school values of “respect, challenge, love learning and community”.

Four special awards were presented to ‘Creative Champions’: the Love Learning award for Lydia Horseman, Challenge award for Zoe Robb, Respect award for Keira Lane and Community award for

Thomas Sheppard. 

Head of art Dawn Beedle said: “The students were proud of their achievements as they collected their awards on stage. 

“Many parents commented on the high quality of art and photography work created by our students.

“The evening was incredibly positive and a truly joyous community event: hopefully the first of many.” 

The school is already making plans for its Winter Festival in December.