What levels of Arts Award did you do?
I completed the Silver award.
What art forms did you take part in?
I explored the acting and performing side of the arts.
What events did you go to?
I watched Bodyguard the Musical, Les Miserable the Musical, and School of Rock the Musical. All the performances were amazing and I would definitely recommend them!
How did you share skills or lead projects?
I participated in a drama club at school and directed a piece of horror for my school's Halloween performance.
What kind of portfolio did you create?
I created a folder full of my evidence and work I produced over the year.
What was most valuable to you personally?
I found the new experiences that came with skill learning to be the most valuable, as I learned how to direct people around me and to increase my teamwork and leadership skills, which will be valuable in the future.
What did you find inspiring?
I found the events that I watched the most inspiring, as it showed me the range of opportunities that are available in the creative arts world and how I can apply that to my own work.
What was challenging?
The thing I found most challenging was putting together my folder and finding the right way to fully showcase all the work I had accomplished.
What are you going to do next – and has Arts Award helped you?
I am planning to do my Gold Arts Award this year and doing Silver has helped me as I know what to expect and how much work is required and what I must do to achieve this.
How did you get involved with Arts Award?
I found out through my school's drama department and decided to give it a go!
Who gave you the most help and inspiration?
My GCSE Drama teacher gave me the most help throughout the experience.