Gold standard for Fringe Friday at Spalding High School

Teachers stage a disco flash mob dance during Fringe Friday at Spalding High School.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Teachers stage a disco flash mob dance during Fringe Friday at Spalding High School. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Spalding High School has confirmed its status as a gold-standard school when it comes to the arts with a Fringe Friday for students and staff.

The unique arts day on Friday included a short play acted out by Year 8 students, a darts game with balloons full of paint and a disco flash mob as teachers took their students by surprise.

Headmistress Michele Anderson said: “Artistic and cultural achievements are as important to the high school as academic achievements.”

The school was awarded a gold Artsmark award last year by Arts Council England for its ‘commitment to providing high quality arts and cultural education’ to students.

At the time, a school spokesman said: “The validator from Arts Council England was very impressed with the arts provision across the school and the students’ enthusiasm, as well as their ‘perceptive’ and ‘articulate’ comments about their experiences.”