Artsmark is an award for schools who demonstrate their commitment to embedding arts and cultural provision at the heart of their school.
As well as recognising schools that are making the arts come alive, the Artsmark award is a practical and valuable tool to align with School Improvement Plans and support core EBACC and STEM priorities, giving the curriculum breadth and balance.
Developed by Arts Council England, Artsmark aims to raise the standard of work being produced by, with and for children and young people.
Through Artsmark, Arts Council England has cultivated a network of partnerships with high-quality arts and cultural organisations to support schools and educational settings working towards their Award.
What is an Artsmark Partner?
Artsmark Partners are an Arts Council England endorsed network of organisations who are devoted to bringing great arts and cultural opportunities to children and young people.
We are proud to be an Artsmark Partner and look forward to supporting all schools and learning settings on their Artsmark journey to accreditation.
How can the Bowdleflode Wildlife Project support your Artsmark journey?
The Bowdleflode Wildlife Project is proud to be supporting schools and educational settings on their Artsmark journey, inspiring children and young people to create, experience, and participate in great arts and culture.
Our Creative Creatures task delivers an engaging and informative experience for participants to develop their visual art skills, whilst exploring the important issues surrounding conservation of endangered species.
Pupils use our learning resources to investigate and research the habitats, life cycles and diet of endangered and threatened species and the importance of conserving the ecology of key habitats.
Equipped with the facts, children are then invited to tap into their imaginations to design, experiment and draw a fantasy animal inspired by their research.
Once complete their creature, or ‘Bowdleflode’, is entered into the world’s largest fantasy wildlife park. It is here that each participant has their own webpage showcasing their ‘Bowdleflode’ which can be shared widely in order to support conservation campaigns.