Friday, May 23, 2014

Four Achieve Bronze

Four Achieve Bronze

Four girls, who were part of a group of 15 students from Beauchamp Middle school who curated the highly acclaimed exhibition, Fatal Attractions for the opening of The Higgins Bedford in June 2013, have gone on to achieve their Bronze Arts Award at the museum.

Imogen, Kezia, Rachel and Rhianna used their individual contributions to the design, layout and interpretation of Fatal Attractions as part of their evidence of participating in the arts. During the following months, the girls were invited to participate in work with the collection keepers and in a promotional video and photo-shoot for The Higgins. They also reviewed other art events they had visited and explained why they admired the work of an artist they selected.

The girls’ final task was to share with others what they had learned through participating in their chosen artform. Together the girls devised a skill-sharing assembly for their peer-group at school, including a visually exciting slide presentation showing the Fatal Attractions exhibition and an engaging audience-participation activity about selecting, grouping and contextualising objects.

Moderated through Trinity College on behalf of the Arts Council, the girls’ portfolios were described as ‘exceptional’ and ‘beautifully presented’ by the moderator.

The Higgins Bedford helped its first two groups of young people to achieve a Bronze Arts Award in 2012, with a further group of  8-year olds completing Arts Award Discover in 2013. Three young people are currently working towards their Silver Arts Award. The Higgins Bedford is committed to supporting the Arts Award scheme, and we are continuing to develop our offer by launching Arts Award Explore through ‘The Higgins Art Studio’ later this year. We are also an Arts Award Supporter venue.

For further information contact Susannah Oliver, Learning & Access Officer, on and visit

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