At SketchBetter we run a number of weekly, termly and annual recognition awards,
celebrating our students' creative skills development and psychological growth.
Each of our key-stage 1 clubs have their own Flourishing Plant and each week 2-3 students are celebrated for their positive use or development of one of their Character Strengths (e.g. kindness, resilience, bravery and creativity). Children's names are written on a flower and awarded at the end of the club. Children are then invited to place their flower on the Flourishing Plant where they choose.
The Mighty Young Creatives
Termly Recognition Awards
Each term, our club teachers select 2-4 students from their clubs who have shown consistent or significant creative skills development (e.g. painting, sewing or design), or positive use of a character strength (e.g. kindness, perseverance or teamwork). These students are awarded with a Mighty Young Creatives Award certificate at their termly art show.
All SketchBetter, all students receive termly Strengths Reviews, written personally to them from their club teacher. These Positive Education reviews are designed to celebrate individual learning and highlight
artistic skills development, self-directed projects and character strengths. These reviews celebrate the innate creativity and strengths of every SketchBetter student.
Best in Show Brushes
Termly Exhibition Awards
At our end of term exhibitions and showcases, we award Paint
Brushes for 'Best in Show' and Paint Brushes for 'Artistic Excellence'. These awards are chosen at the show opening for stand out artwork and individual creations that evidence exceptional learning, skill and/or creative innovation.
Celebrating: Innovation, Creativity, Skills
The Art Stars
Annual Golden Mannequins
Our annual Art Stars are given to exceptional young people who have shown a consistent dedication and commitment to their own learning over a year at SketchBetter. These young people will have evidenced creative competency and innovation in their own artistic endeavours, as well as an attitude of mindful leadership towards their peers, tutors and the environments in which they work. Open to all ages.
Celebrating: Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Self-Direction