Which Arts Award levels have you've done?
Explore and Bronze
What art form(s) did you take part in?
Drama and photography.
What events did you go to?
Aladdin the Musical.
Tell us about your arts hero, or artists you worked with, or cultural organisations you visited.
Mario Testino, the fashion photographer.
How did you share your arts skills or lead your own projects?
Took over the Year 7 Drama club at my school.
What kind of portfolio did you create?
I created my portfolio in a booklet.
What was most valuable to you personally?
Enjoying looking at types of photographs from different artists as well as taking my own photos.
What did you find inspiring?
The work of Mario Testino.
What was most challenging?
Having to take over my own year's Drama club.
What are you going to do next – and has Arts Award helped you?
This has helped me look at various careers in the Arts.
- Thanks to Lauren's parents and Ms. Hayward from Herts and Essex High School.