Ormiston Academies Trust marks ten years with launch of National Summer Arts Competition

Pupils across Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT) – which includes Cowes Enterprise College – are embracing the opportunity to showcase their creativity and artistic flair, as they help to commemorate the Trust’s tenth year with the launch of its National Summer Arts Competition.

Despite the postponement of the Trust’s original plans to celebrate ten years of delivering high-quality educational opportunities to now 30,000 pupils across 40 schools – including OAT and its founding body Ormiston Trust are calling on pupils to create pieces of art – be it visual or written – which capture the core values of the organisation and leave a lasting legacy.

“Anyone can excel; enjoy the challenge; share what is best and be inclusive”
During the two-month competition, which has been set during the summer holidays to help students keep engaged and entertained after a long period of virtual learning for many, the creative submissions will respond to the core OAT values of “anyone can excel; enjoy the challenge; share what is best and be inclusive”.

James Murray, Chief Executive, Ormiston Trust, said:

“We are really excited to be working with the team at OAT to launch the National Summer Arts Competition – the first of its kind for the Trust as we celebrate ten years of OAT and as we head towards a summer holiday period which is very different from those previous.

“At Ormiston Trust, we are committed to improving the life chances of young people. Enrichment activities, including experiences with the arts and culture, are central to enabling our young people to fulfil their potential and expand their opportunities. We are delighted to be launching this latest project to help make a difference in the communities we serve.”

More information
The competition is open for submissions from Monday 20th July 2020 and the deadline for final submissions is Monday 7th September.

For full details on the competition please visit the Ormiston Acadmies Trust website. 

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