Introducing Trinity Champion Centres 2021-2022

Introducing Trinity Champion Centres 2021-2022

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BY: Layne Harrod
10 June 2021

We’re excited to be introducing the Trinity Champion Centres for 2021-2022. The Trinity Champion Centre programme aims to highlight the exciting work of Trinity centres and promote Trinity exams across the UK and Ireland. Chosen from across all sectors, these centres bring a breadth of experience of delivering our qualifications. 

What is a Trinity Champion Centre?

Trinity Champion Centres inspire existing and potential centres by sharing their practice and advocating for the qualifications in their communities and more widely. In return, we celebrate their achievements, profile their success and promote their work as part of our support offer to teachers and centres.

Champion Centres are recognised by Trinity for their successful delivery of our qualifications. Ways in which this success could be demonstrated include: strong exam results, an exciting programme of performance events, impact on learners or innovation in the performing arts. Champion Centre status is recognised by Trinity through a certificate and a special logo for their use and provides opportunities to showcase their creative offer throughout the year – for instance through blogs and promotional activities.

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Introducing the centres

There are 107 Trinity Champion Centres in total for 2021-2022, 75 Arts Award centres and 32 Music/Drama centres. They come from a great range of sectors, including: formal education, arts & culture, youth & community, performing arts academies and music services. You can see all of the centres in the map below.

Regions across the UK are well represented as part of the scheme. The Champion Centres are drawn from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. As a group they can offer an excellent variety of practical experience delivering our qualifications in very different environments.

Our map below shows the current Champion Centres with Arts Award shown in blue and Music/Drama in purple.

We hear from a few of our Trinity Champion Centres for 2021-2022 who give us their response to being selected:

Cornwall Theatre school is thrilled to be recognised as a Trinity Champion Centre .  We've taught the Musical Theatre and Performing Arts solo and group syllabus for the past 8 years, with great results.   My teachers and students absolutely love working on the syllabus and we embrace our roles as South West ambassadors.

Stephanie Johnson, Principal, Cornwall Theatre School

At Malvern St James we have been delivering the Arts Awards since their inception over 15 years ago, and each time have been stunned and inspired by the creativity, enthusiasm and skills of the young people involved. We are immensely proud to have been awarded the Trinity Champion status, for doing something that we love to do. Becoming a Trinity Champion recognises our commitment as a school to the Arts and enables us to share our passion and experience with other settings and our community. What a privilege! 

Juliet Fisher, Head of Expressive Arts, Malvern St James Girls' School

City of London School has provided Trinity music exams for over 20 years here - naturally we are delighted to be recognised as a Champion Centre! The exciting, progressive and wide-ranging nature of the material provided by Trinity is something which we feel is particularly important for the support and development of our young musicians. The syllabuses offer the chance to develop musicality, technique, performance skills, and of course personal enjoyment in playing their respective instruments. We feel very proud to have gained our champion status and look forward to continued successes for all of our musicians.

 Matt McDonough, Music teacher and Peripatetic Coordinator, City of London School

If you have any questions about our Trinity Champion Centre programme, please contact 

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