National Poetry Day

Artsmark and Poetry

This National Poetry Day, Art Coordinator Sharon Palfreyman from Corrie Primary School, talks to us about how two inspiring arts and poetry projects helped them achieve Artsmark Gold…

Corrie Primary School is based in Tameside, Greater Manchester, and when the tragic Manchester attack happened in May, pupils at our school wanted to honour the victims, and we as educators, needed to ensure we were promoting cultural diversity, equality and tackling racism in schools.

Tags: Poetry, Arts Award, cross-curricular, National Poetry Day, Artsmark Gold, Arts partnerships, collaboration. partnership, history, literacy

Cultural education gives children and young people the opportunity to develop their creativity, both individually and collectively, and that's why our goal is for every child and young person to have the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts.

Darren Henley
Chief Executive
Arts Council England

It's so important that children have the opportunity to learn and enjoy arts and culture from an early age. It develops their creativity, inspires future careers and enriches their childhoods.

Artsmark does fantastic work in school across the country, bringing high quality arts and culture into the classroom.

Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Department for Culture, Media and Sport