Milestone Arts Award received by 11 year old student from London
Lucca Muchmore, an 11 year-old student from Telferscot school in Balham, was met this week by Trinity College London and Arts Council England at his school to award him the 100,000th Arts Award since its inception in 2005.
The 100,000th congratulations letter was presented by Alice Young, the Head of Arts Award at Trinity College London who is quoted saying ‘Congratulations to Lucca and each and every young person, teacher and Arts Award adviser who have achieved so much over the last eight years. I look forward to another 100,000 young people taking part.’
Alongside the 100,000th congratulations letter, Lucca was also presented with a Lichtenstein print, an artist whom he has particular appreciation for, and was a large part of his Bronze portfolio. Accompanying this portfolio, Lucca also created a website, led workshops both at school and at home to pass on his skills, and also made multiple mono-printing graphics.
Upon being presented with the award, Lucca said ‘It was really good and fun to work towards my Arts Award- you can choose to do anything and make it work in any way. I think that doing Arts Award has changed me because before I wasn’t as good at art as I am now and I’ve learned new skills and experience. I feel more confident in myself generally – not just in art.’
This huge milestone comes shortly after some initial findings from the Arts Award Impact study, which is a three-year academic study into the impact of Arts Award on young people’s lives. The findings indicate that Arts Award can help develop leadership and peer tutoring skills. It can also aid independent learning, which is a key skill as you progress through academic life and in job environments.
The following video was created as part of the 100,000th Arts Award Celebration, and features Lucca giving his thoughts on the Award.
As part of our ongoing celebrations of this momentous landmark, we are asking for your experiences with Arts Award!
The official press release, which includes quotes regarding the the impact of Arts Award from leading experts can be viewed here.