Aldeburgh Primary School & The Red House Arts Award Project 2019-20

Over the 2019-20 school year, The Red House began an exciting project with pupils from Aldeburgh Primary School. The project will enable over 40 children achieve an Arts Award qualification.

Thanks to support from Arts Society East Suffolk, The Red House began working with three classes, 14 working on Arts Award Explore Level, 18 starting their Arts Award Discover and 15 continuing at a higher level with Arts Award Bronze.

What is Arts Award?

The Arts Award is a unique qualification which inspires young people to connect and take part in the arts. To achieve their Arts Award, young people explore different art forms, participate in arts activities, experience arts events, get inspired by learning about an artist and share their arts skills with others.

They also create a portfolio to keep a record of their creative journey. They have been supported from The Red House by Joe Carr, their Arts Award adviser, who has acted as assessor, facilitator and mentor.

Something Beautiful

though Easter 2020 has seen social restrictions on us all, we have worked to continue this project with children from Aldeburgh Primary School.

Benjamin Britten loved Suffolk, its coastline and the nature within it. The beautiful gardens and at The Red House was a place of inspiration.  Therefore, over Easter 2020, children from Aldeburgh Primary School were invited to take part in a joint art photography project called, Something Beautiful.  Their task was to take a photo of something that they think is beautiful and inspiring to them.

This online exhibition is an example of how and why Suffolk is important to children from Aldeburgh Primary School. It is an example of how, even during lockdown, the children have found beauty and inspiration in and around Aldeburgh. We hope that you enjoy the children’s photographs and exhibition below.

Woodland Shadows.

Slow and Steady.

Tree with Pink Blossom.

Peacock Butterfly.


Tree at Night.

The Red Poppy.

Tree with White Blossom.

The Enchanted Woodland.

Pink Beauty.

The Beauty of Nature.

A Bee at Work.

Silhouette at Night.

Butterly at Rest.


Ladybird on Leaf.

The Beauty of Sunset.

Flowers at Home.

The Beauty of Science.

Pink and White Flowers.