Katy Halfyard and Rukkayah Robun, both Year 12 students, are celebrating achieving the highest Arts Award – Gold!

Taking on the challenge in their own time was a huge undertaking, and was a voluntary addition to a collaborative project, designed to showcase over 100 years of Bradford’s rich film heritage, with Bradford UNESCO City of Film and Heritage Lottery Funding.

Heather Graham, Creative and Community Projects Manager at school said: ‘With the guidelines to complete the Gold Award including a massive 90 hours of work, both with their adviser and independently, this is an impressive achievement! We are extremely proud of them. Thanks must go to Rachel Preston and David Wilson from Bradford UNESCO City of Film, who supported Katy and Kayyah throughout the process.’ 

As part of a team of students they made a film and interactive app, celebrating Bradford’s film heritage, both of which are available to visitors to Bradford. In addition to this, the girls went on to complete many more hours of work in their own time to successfully achieve the highest Arts Award.

David Wilson, Director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film said, ‘This is a remarkable achievement and the work undertaken by the pupils at Titus Salt has really helped to uncover the true extent of Bradford’s rich film heritage. The app which we were able to create as a result is well used and well regarded by Bradford residents and visitors to the City. We will continue to update the information on the app in the coming years to reflect new film and TV production across the Bradford district.’


Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England with Gold level designed for 16 to 25 years old. Employers, universities and colleges know that Arts Award is a qualification that shows young people’s level of commitment and progress in the arts, and in developing new skills, such as planning, teamwork and leadership. The Gold Award is also recognised on the UCAS Tariff (35 points).

Photo: Ian Morrel, Katie, Rukkayah and David Wilson.