Ark Kings crowned Best Creative School in the Network
On Friday 4th October all Ark Kings teaching Staff travelled to London to meet in the Methodist Central Hall in Westminster. It was an opportunity for the 1600+ teachers in the Ark Network to meet together and celebrate the success across all 37 schools. Ark Kings were pleased to be awarded the Best Creative School in the Network. The work we do daily was recognised from African Djembe Drumming welcoming students into the building in the morning, musical performances in daily assemblies, the Band Musicianship programme where everyone in Years 7-9 has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and play in a band, to experience a different genre of music each week in our Music Appreciation slides and music in the dining areas, our excellent GCSE Music results each year and the musical enrichment activities offered by the Music team.
Mr Paul Bull, our Head of Music , was shocked and surprised to win but was very proud to receive the award on behalf of the school. He was also very proud of what our students achieve each week and felt it was fantastic for this to be recognised across the network. Music is a huge part of what we do at Ark Kings building the character of students, building their cultural capital and it offers a sense of enjoyment for both staff and students to learn to perform and compose music and have a chance to express yourself in a really positive way. Well done to everyone and the award will be displayed prominently in reception.