Gallery: Youngsters display artwork celebrating culture of the Commonwealth

13:23 17 July 2014

Haseer Riaz and Sarina Bainf with their art at the exhibition

Haseer Riaz and Sarina Bainf with their art at the exhibition


Drawings and artwork inspired by the countries of the Commonwealth were displayed at an event yesterday evening.

Musab Azeem and Etana Hobbs with their art at the exhibitionMusab Azeem and Etana Hobbs with their art at the exhibition

Following on from its successful Commonwealth-themed carnival in June, Highlands Primary School, in Highlands Gardens, Ilford, hosted an exhibition of its pupils’ work.

The event opened with a performance by musicians, before youngsters and their families had the opportunity to look around the displays.

Countries and regions represented by the artwork included Canada, New Zealand, Africa and the Caribbean.

The exhibition was also held to celebrate the school receiving the Artsmark Gold award for the third time.

The art exhibition was opened by musiciansThe art exhibition was opened by musicians

Artsmark is an Arts Council England scheme which sees schools and other organisations improve and celebrate their arts provision.

See our gallery of pictures from the exhibition on this page.

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Gallery: Culture of the Commonwealth celebrated by Ilford schoolchildren at annual carnival


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