Back row left to right: Mr Martijn Van Galen, Mr Edward Rodriguez, Mrs Amy Kingsford, Mrs Carol Mac Taggart, John Moore (art and music), Kelly Tingley (dance), Joe Willis (drama), Rhiannon Jones, (dance), Sophie Farrell (drama), Mina Mae Alexander (music), Nathanael Thomas-Atkins (music). Front row left to right: Mrs Carla Avery, Charlotte Weller (music and drama)

Artsmark Gold has been awarded to Oathall College for its commitment to, and excellence in, arts and cultural education.  Headteacher, Mr Edward Rodriguez presented the award to a group of students representing all of the arts disciplines at the last night of the college’s performance of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Speaking about the award Mr Rodriguez said:

“It gives me particular pleasure to announce this award at the end of what has been a fantastic week of Shakespearean performances from Oathall’s students. I am delighted that the dynamic arts education offer that Oathall provides for its students has been nationally recognised in this way. Holding Artsmark status means we are leading the way in providing young people with outstanding arts and cultural experiences. The magnificent performances by all the students involved in this production of Romeo and Juliet serves to underline how committed the college is to ensuring students participate in a rich variety of cultural experiences in their time at Oathall. Congratulations to all the staff and students at Oathall for their hard work in achieving Artsmark Gold.’

Photos of the Romeo and Juliet production can be seen on our Flickr pages here