Thursday 17th July 2008 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston has staged an exhibition featuring hundreds of pieces of students' work. All of the art students in Years 11, 12 and 13 displayed a piece at the event, which attracted hundreds of visitors.
Miss Stringer selected her favourite to win the 'Principal's prize' which was a photograph of the College on a misty morning taken by Year 11 student Zack Titterton. He received vouchers for art materials while his work will hang in Miss Stringer's office for the next year.
The viewing, which was attended by 250 guests, was a resounding success and gave parents the chance to see their children's artwork professionally mounted and displayed on new exhibition stands.
Head of Art, Miss Watts said: 'The students were really proud of their work which looked very impressive. Parents came in knowing how hard the students had worked but actually seeing all 106 pieces all on display at once and looking so good was quite an emotional experience.'
The guests were treated to canapés and drinks as they toured the exhibition which lasted for two and a half hours. As a memento the art department has produced a catalogue featuring some of the exhibits which can be ordered from Miss Smith at a price of £8.
The show, which was staged in the Weston Theatre, proved so successful that it will become an annual event and 20 pieces of artwork will be mounted and professionally framed to hang in Brooke Weston for the next year.
Miss Watts said: 'We had amazing support and people were really responsive to the students' work with some even wanting to buy a few of the pieces.'