16 August 2018

Works of art created by pupils from Norham High School have been displayed in a prominent London gallery as part of a national exhibition.


The pieces, created by pupils Callum Atkinson, Lisa Davy and Morgan Manson, were chosen by judges to be included in this year’s National Students’ Art Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London.


The annual showcase features work by the very best young artists aged 12 to 18, selected from more than 500 schools and colleges across the country. Now in its sixteenth year, it attracts thousands of visitors each summer.


Its purpose is to celebrate and encourage gifted and talented students at an early stage and to inspire more young people to enter the arts as a profession.


Rebecca Aynsley, Head of Art at Norham High School, said: “Each year, the standard of work submitted to the National Students’ Art Exhibition is exceptional, so is it amazing to have our work selected for display.


“These talented young pupils have produced creative and technically excellent pieces of work and their inclusion in the exhibition is well-deserved.


“We submitted a number of pieces of work for consideration this year, all of a very high standard, and we’re extremely proud of every pupil who took part.”


The three pupils who had their art chosen for display visited the gallery to see their work on display.


Liberty Rowley from Mall Galleries said: “The National Students’ Art Exhibition has been held at Mall Galleries for a decade and in that time we have seen artists progress through from exhibiting as a student, attending art school, having their work selected for some of the Federation of British Artists’ Societies’ Annual Exhibitions, and even becoming elected members of the Societies.


“It’s always popular exhibition with our visitors and exciting to see the fresh talent being produced by secondary schools and sixth form colleges.”


David Baldwin, Executive Headteacher at Norham High School, added: “At Norham High School, we encourage every pupil to aim high and strive to do their best. These pupils have applied skill, talent and hard work to produce exceptional art, which has subsequently been identified as amongst the best in country. We are very proud, and they should be very proud of themselves too."