Students at Grimsby's Havelock Academy take part in Artsmark celebration event

Students and staff from Grimsby’s Havelock Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, joined peers from schools across the region for the Artsmark Celebration Event, held at Hull City Hall. 


Hosted by Artsmark bridge organisation IVE, the event celebrated and showcased the amazing work that Artsmark recognised schools have produced across the region, as well as sharing experiences and helpful information for schools that are thinking of joining the programme. 


During the event, Havelock students were treated to a series of exciting hands-on workshops and interactive activities delivered by local arts and cultural organisations. The sessions allowed students to try on breathtaking carnival costumes from Hull Carnival Arts, create their own folk music and have a go at performing some shadow puppetry.  


Following the interactive sessions, students heard from a number of key speakers, including best-selling author, Dr Gervase Phinn. During his speech, the educationalist recited some of his own poetry and humorous experiences that took place during his time at school.  


Dr Phinn also spent some time talking with the students about following their own dreams and aspirations. 


Emma Marshall, Deputy Principal at Havelock Academy, was also invited to speak at the event. During her speech, Emma shared her own experiences in arts education and how Havelock Academy is recognised for its high quality arts education. 


Miss Marshall said: “The Artsmark Celebration Event was a fantastic opportunity for our students to showcase their creativity and share ideas with other students across the region. 


“Havelock Academy was delighted to recently receive the prestigious Artsmark Platinum Award, which is a credit to our students’ and teachers’ passions for arts and cultural enrichment. 


“The Arts is such a significant part of school life at Havelock Academy, and we are proud to offer our students a wide range of outstanding opportunities through the Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme, which encourages them to explore their passions and discover their talents.”