September 30, 2012
A goodly number of Helen Foundation Awards are presented in schools every summer to those who, in the view of each school’s staff, show “most endeavour in the arts”. This doesn’t necessarily mean the most talented – though it can be! – but those too who show total commitment to their own artistic endeavours, in music, painting, textiles, drama, stage-craft-indeed any art-form.
A Thank You from a Parent
From time to time we hear about the effects such awards have upon those receiving them.
Recently, we heard this from a parent after we went to the child’s school to see a THF-sponsored workshop performance.
She writes: “It was good to meet you last week after the year 6’s theatre performance. It was lovely to be able to thank you in person for the Best Endeavour in the Arts award that my daughter had received last year for her work in visual arts during year 5.
She is immensely proud of this achievement and the self-confidence gained and I am sure that she will continue to find great pleasure in this field of the arts for many years to come.”
Chudleigh Knighton School
One of this summer’s THF Award winners was Emily Bartlett who, in the words of her school citation:“participated in, thoroughly enjoyed, and is also extremely good at a range of arts related activities. Emily represented Chudleigh Knighton in the multi-cultural dance display at Teign School. An enthusiastic member of the street dance club at school, Emily is also a competent recorder player (Emily played ‘The Last Post’ during our Remembrance Service last November).
In addition, Emily loves to draw and paint and is always happy to help and encourage the younger members of our school. She is delighted to receive her award and we would like to thank the Helen Foundation for the part they play in helping us promote the arts.”
Well done everyone who received the THF Award in their school this year.