Head teacher’s Message
“Last week IAMS took centre stage when we joined the national debate on the role of the arts in education. We cannot imagine a world where pupils lose their entitlement to be taught mathematics or science, but nationally we allow Arts education to be trimmed almost to nothing. Within our learning community we embrace the Arts as a valuable 5 year entitlement and enrichment to the academic curriculum. The Grayson Perry Lecture affirms our commitment to the debate of Arts education in our schools today.”
Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry CBE speaks at Islington Arts and Media School to support students fundraising for the arts
Islington Arts and Media School were pleased to welcome Grayson Perry CBE as guest speaker for this year’s Education Lecture on Wednesday 14 January speaking on the topic of ‘Why don’t you get a proper job?’ . The Trustees of Islington Arts and Media School founded the first inspiring Education Lecture in 2014 in order to celebrate and launch the school’s Barton Theatre.
Grayson Perry was awarded the Turner Prize in 2003 and is well known for his ceramic works, sculpture and tapestry. He is also known for his Channel 4 series ‘Who are You?’. Islington Arts and Media School’s Year 9 students have produced an art exhibition based around this topic and the funds raised from the event will provide students with access to high quality Arts experiences.
“I wanted to write to say a huge congratulations on the fantastic event last night. Thank you very much for extending the invitations to John Jones we were delighted to attend. We are proud to be working in partnership with IAMS and look forward to working together in 2015.”
Hannah Payne – John Jones
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