This year, alongside my teaching role, I have been facilitating Arts Award Bronze with Sarah Kemp from The Queens Hall, Hexham. The 15-pupils, we are working with, are from a range of different backgrounds and the Arts Award is intended to help bridge the gap into the professional realm of Arts practice. Here are some pupils sharing my camera obscura drawing tools and artwork which was made during a residency in India. The Arts Award is comprised of 4 elements. Each of which offers the pupils a chance to research, learn new skills, and teach others. I hope pupils will get the opportunity to complete their program this year, otherwise it may have to run into the Autumn Term.