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Eastover awarded Gold



Eastover Primary School recently celebrated achieving the Artsmark GOLD Award. The Award which is given by Arts Council England, recognises excellence in creative learning and rewards schools like Eastover Primary School, who use the Arts to provide a rich diversity of arts and cultural activities for pupils.

Michaela Hoppins and Laura Weall (Arts coordinators of Eastover Primary School) were also to be commended to not only developing strong foundations with local artists, musicians and organisations but also demonstrating excellent practice of the delivery of arts award for Eastover pupils. The Arts council also acknowledged that even during lockdown and the COVID pandemic, Eastover Primary school had found creative ways to bring the whole school community together, supporting the wellbeing of pupils, parents and teachers. Councillor Colonel Tony Heywood said, “It’s fantastic to see Eastover Primary School in Bridgwater being awarded the prestigious Gold Artsmark Award.”

Alongside Tony Heywood, Alice Crane from Spaeda was also invited to celebrate the school’s achievement with tea and a celebratory cake whilst the whole 400 plus pupils were supplied with a well-deserved end of term ice– cream.

Phot0: Michaela Hoppins, Laura Weall (Arts Coordinators) Nicky Darby (Headteacher), Alice Crane (Spaeda) Colonel Tony Heywood (councillor) and Carol Midenda (Music Coordinator)