Our students’ artwork exhibited at the royal college of art

Our students’ artwork exhibited at the Royal College of Art

On Tuesday 26 April eight of our students visited the Royal College of Art where their artwork was being displayed as part of the Young Art Exhibition. Teachers and families were also able to attend the event and celebrate the students’ works.

A charitable cause

Young Art is an annual exhibition held at the Royal College of Art. Drawings, paintings and prints are entered by young people aged four to 18 and are judged by a panel of leading contemporary artists. The panel choose a selection of these works to exhibit alongside their own art in order to raise money for research into childhood cancers. More than £1,250,000 has been raised over the last 30 years by Young Art.

This year’s event

This year was the 24th annual Young Art Exhibition. The theme of the competition was ‘Looking Out’ and over 5200 young people from over 70 schools submitted their artwork. Of these entries, over 700 were chosen to be exhibited and all money raised went towards Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Awards and recognitions

Several commendations and prizes were given to our students involved. First prize for painting was awarded to Theodore King in Year 9 and third prize for printmaking was awarded to Sam Astbury in Year 10. The image chosen for the catalogue cover and publicity banner was created by one of our students, Dylan Williams.

Congratulations to our students

We are incredibly proud of all of our students who took part in this event. It was a wonderful celebration of the students’ creativity as well as the chance to raise money and awareness for a vital cause.

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