National award for art and craft department at King’s Ely

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 July 2018

Alison Rhodes, director of art at Kings Ely Senior, left, and Emma Saunders, fine art and textiles teacher at Kings Ely Senior, right, who were on hand to collect the award.

Alison Rhodes, director of art at Kings Ely Senior, left, and Emma Saunders, fine art and textiles teacher at Kings Ely Senior, right, who were on hand to collect the award.

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The art department at King’s Ely has won a national award.

At the Education Business Awards Ceremony, held in St Paul’s London on July 5, King’s Ely won the art and craft award, and the school was ‘commended’ in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) category.

Now in their 12th year, the awards recognise schools for ‘improving the standard of education and the life chances of their students.

Alison Rhodes, director of art at King’s Ely Senior, collected the award at the ceremony.

She said: “We are all absolutely thrilled to have won the art and craft award at this year’s Education Business Awards.

“This is a high profile event where teachers and school staff from across the country come together to celebrate everything that educating young people is about.

“It was the perfect opportunity to celebrate the high quality work that is being produced by the art department here at King’s Ely.”

The art department specialises in fashion and textiles, fine art, sculpture and photography.

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