World Art Day
It’s World Art Day today, but at Richmond School and Sixth Form College we don’t wait for a year to celebrate everything that is so special about Art, we do it every day. We are immensely proud of the outstanding artwork that our students create and delighted that so many of them choose to study Art at GCSE and A-level. In the last few months alone, we have celebrated some great successes in the department, with sixth form students Rosie Tupper having a picture exhibited at The Station and Emma Hodgson’s work admired by Jesse Lane. In addition, the beautiful designs by Connie Lord and Elsa Wright, Year 9 students, were selected for the official Christmas cards of our school and the Chairman of Richmondshire District Council. We are most appreciative of our Art teachers, Mrs James, Mrs Barber and Mrs Tomlinson, who share their expertise to inspire our students and offer them so much support.
Each year, on 15 April, World Art Day celebrations help reinforce the links between artistic creations and society, encourage greater awareness of the diversity of artistic expressions and highlight the contribution of artists to sustainable development. It is also an occasion to shine a light on arts education in schools, as culture can pave the way for inclusive and equitable education.
There is much to learn, share and celebrate on World Art Day, and UNESCO encourages everyone to join in through various activities such as debates, conferences, workshops, cultural events and presentations or exhibitions. You can find out more HERE