28 May 2021

John Lyon supports Festival of School and College Arts

A Festival of School and College Arts, designed to celebrate the vital role of the arts in our schools and colleges and the creativity of children and young people has been marked at John Lyon.

The nationwide event on Friday 28th May, held online and backed by nine education organisations, saw schools and colleges right across the UK flood social media with examples of creativity in pursuits such as Drama, Music and Art.

The Association of School and College Leaders, the organisers of the Festival, says it aims to ‘provide a badly needed antidote to the misery and disruption caused by the Covid pandemic over the past year and showcase learning and creativity.’

ASCL General Secretary Geoff Barton said: “The festival is a chance to turn the page on bubbles, self-isolation, lateral flow tests and all the other jargon of the pandemic, and get back to the creativity and joy which forms such an important part of educating young people.”

Independent Schools Council Chief Executive Julie Robinson said: “This festival provides a welcome opportunity to celebrate the role of the performing and creative arts in our education system, shining a light on all-important cultural and expressive opportunities for children.”

The creative arts are a vital part of School life at John Lyon, and we are keen to support The Festival of School and College Arts by using our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages to showcase some of our finest artistic talent, using the hash tag #EduArtsFest.

To mark the occasions, brand new pages for each of Art, Drama and Music have been created, packed with videos of pupils in action and images of their work.