44 Darlington pupils have been successfully moderated for three Arts Award projects, 39 students at Explore Level and five students at Bronze.

The award has gone to six pupils from Marchbank Free School and 33 from Springfield Academy. All 39 children will receive a nationally recognised qualification: Trinity Entry Level Award in the Arts (Entry 3). An additional five students who have completed their Bronze Award are members of Hippodrome Youth Theatre and they will receive a nationally recognised qualification: Trinity Level 1 Award in the Arts.

Arts Award provides opportunities for children and young people to develop their skills as young artists/arts leaders.

The Arts Award qualification has been completed in conjunction with Darlington Hippodrome as part of our partnership schools scheme, through exploring our discovery box, attending a hard hat tour, and learning all about the heritage of Darlington Hippodrome and our founding Managing Director and performer Signor Pepi.