BUDDING artists will get no finer education than at Milton Keynes Academy after they were given a top honour by Arts Council England.
The Academy has been awarded Artsmark Gold in recognition of their commitment to, and excellence in arts education.
Milton Keynes Academy is one of the 1,750 schools in England who received an Artsmark this year.
Dara Carroll Principal of Milton Keynes Academy said: “I’m delighted that the Arts Council has recognised our Academy’s dynamic arts education programme. Our students really enjoy the range of arts we have at the Academy from dance and drama to fashion and design. We have extra-curricular and outreach programmes for both our students and our partner primary school pupils, providing something for everyone.
“I’d like to thank all our staff for their hard work in achieving this award.
“Artsmark Gold is more than simply a mark of distinction to us; taking part in the scheme has enabled us to develop our arts provision, see the students who participate grow in self-confidence and become more engaged and excited about learning.”
Mike Keane General Manager of Milton Keynes Theatre, who presented students and staff at the Academy with their award, said: “I couldn’t be more delighted to be presenting this award to MK Academy.
“It is wonderful to see a school providing such exciting cultural experiences for their pupils and to see youngsters so engaged in the Arts.”