People Express are proud to be an Artsmark Partner supporting schools to be creative and using the arts to enhance and inspire children and young people’s education.
We have supported many schools from across South Derbyshire and beyond on their Artsmark journey and we look forward to working with many more in the future.
As part of Artsmark Celebration Week, here are a just a few things that schools have said about working with us.
People Express have been extremely supportive in helping us to achieve our Artsmark Gold status. They are a friendly and highly supportive organisation who always try to find high quality artists to work with the children in school and offer CPD sessions for staff. I always look forward to opening my emails from Hema as they usually contain exciting opportunities for us to share with the children!
People Express have also been instrumental in helping us to apply for the “Awards for All” funding from the National Lottery. This has meant that we have been able to create a bespoke programme of Arts activities, which have enriched our cultural provision, allowing children to work with a range of artists from different cultures and backgrounds. We have had everything from a Rio Carnival to creating our very own Chinese Lion and celebrating Holi through Bollywood dancing! I would not hesitate to recommend People Express to schools who haven’t started their Artsmark journey. They are all wonderful!
Anna Haines, Pennine Way Junior Academy- Awarded Gold in July 2018
Woodville Schools Federation would like to pass on a massive thank you for all your help and support in our application process for Artsmark. The whole application process can seem rather daunting in the early days, and we cannot thank you enough for giving us guidance and advice, helping to put us in touch with colleagues to talk over our showcase, and organising artists and workshops to visit our young children. I have no doubt that you had a massive influence in us gaining the Gold Award standard. Lets go for Platinum in 2020!
Sarah Taylor, Woodville Infant School – Awarded Gold in July 2018
Hema Mistry and People Express were a vital part of the success of Overseal Primary’s Artsmark journey!
As the Artsmark leader, I was apprehensive about making new partnerships with other organisations, as these seemed to require a lot of time and effort to establish. After an Artsmark training Development Day, our local bridge organisation, The Mighty Creatives, recommended People Express. Hema initiated contact with me and I was immediately put at ease with her friendly manner and reassuring solutions to my worries. A further meeting was very productive and I came away inspired and full of enthusiasm for a range of new enterprises, which she had suggested. Hema also gave me crucial advice to help me review my Case Study and then write the final Statement of Commitment.
People Express organised and partially funded an artist workshop at our school, which proved to be very enjoyable and a great success for all involved. Through this, our children were able to be part of a Wider Communities project and participate in unique experiences. This was more than I had originally aimed for in my Case Study, broadening my own aspirations for our children. They provided myself with the boost of inspiration I needed to move forward and have provided unforgettable experiences for our children.
Fiona Blake, Overseal Primary School- Awarded Silver in October 2018.
For more information about how we can support your school on your Artsmark journey, please visit Artsmark Partner and contact Hema on email@example.com