THE Grove Primary School, near Consett, is celebrating after being awarded an Artsmark Gold award in recognition of the arts education they give pupils.

The awards are given by Arts Council England for efforts to promote forms such as drama, music, design, literature, dance and sculpture.

Other award winners include: Bloemfontein Primary School, Browney Primary School and Stanley School of Technology were awarded Artsmark Silver and Delves Lane Junior School, earned an Artsmark.