11th June 21
On 28 May 2021, we took part in the Festival of School and College Arts by celebrating the creative achievements of our students on Twitter using the hashtag #EduArtsFest.
The event’s aim was to fill the platform with the voices of children and young people playing music, performing drama, sharing artwork, poetry, singing, or dancing – championing the vital role of the arts in schools and colleges around the country, and the fantastic work created by children and young people. This day of celebration was very much welcome after the challenging time we have all experienced throughout the pandemic.
The Festival was a joint initiative between ASCL and the Association of Colleges (AoC), Confederation of School Trusts (CST), the Independent Schools Council (ISC), National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), the NASUWT teachers’ union, National Education Union (NEU), the National Governance Association (NGA), and the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA). The event was also being supported by the Cultural Learning Alliance which champions a right to arts and culture for every child.
We were delighted to share photographs of our Hallifordian artists, musicians and performers engaged in their craft. It was a joy to take these photos and a joy to share them on social media.