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Curtis Mansfield, Freya Gray and Chelsea Craven

Hot off the press: student journalists achieve the Bronze Arts Award

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We are delighted to announce that seven All Saints’ Academy Sixth Formers – Chelsea Craven, Curtis Mansfield, Demi Wheeler, Erin Mason, Freya Gray, Jake Sollars and Nick Davis – have achieved the Bronze Arts Award through working on a journalism project with Cheltenham Festivals.

Arts Award’s unique qualifications support young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. The programme develops their creativity, leadership and communication skills.

Cheltenham Festivals acted as the Centre and as Advisers for the project which involved the students:

  • Developing their interviewing, creative writing, reporting and editing skills at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival
  • Attending and reviewing an arts event
  • Researching an artist they admire
  • Sharing their creative writing and journalism skills with others, including primary school pupils

The All Saints’ Academy Sixth Formers attended the Science Festival for two days and were given official Festival press passes, allowing them to cover events and produce articles and podcasts alongside professional reporters from local and national press. Printed copies of the newspapers produced by the student team were free for Festival-goers to pick up from the Science Festival’s Imperial Gardens site.

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What a success! I had high expectations of the students but they even exceed those. I was so impressed by their talent and focus. Achieving so much in so little time was an amazing achievement. It was such a pleasure to work with them.

Ali Mawle, Director of Education Cheltenham Festivals

All Saints’ Academy PR Manager Kerri Skelding mentored the students through the Bronze Arts Award, supporting them with their project work at school, as well as editing and producing the final newspaper spreads.

The students have worked very hard to fulfill the criteria of the Bronze Arts Award. I am very proud of them for all achieving passes and for the fantastic work they did at the Cheltenham Science Festival. I would like to thank Cheltenham Festivals for giving our young people this fantastic opportunity.

Kerri Skelding, PR Manager All Saints’ Academy

For a complete list of articles and podcasts, visit the All Saints’ Academy website at www.asachelt.org

To find out more about the work of the Cheltenham Festivals Education Team, visit the Education section of our website

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