Pupils’ artwork displayed at exhibition

The artistic talents of young people were showcased at a school exhibition.

Chigwell School in High Road, Chigwell held its annual open junior art, design and technology exhibition on March 5.

More than 150 people attended the event which saw work submitted by 14 schools in the borough.

A spokesman said: “Our aim is to celebrate the achievements of young people and their teachers and there is no theme or prize.

“The majority of junior schools do not have dedicated exhibition areas and it is delightful to see the joy on the artists’ faces when they see their work on display.”

On the day the art and design department put on a workshop for teachers from the schools who had contributed.

The session, entitled Amazing Architecture was led by artist Emma Collins and aimed to develop the skills of teachers in planning and implementing the art curriculum.

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They made shapes out of clay which had a range of different textures and patterns.

The exhibition has been held since 1999.

• A pupil took home third prize in a national art competition which had more than 1,000 entries.

Ella Gupta, one of six youngsters from Chigwell School who entered the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Art Competition, impressed judges with a painting of a leopard.

Her work was showcased at the Natural History Museum, London on Thursday (March 17) along with pieces from Sophie Tilbrook and Kieron Lodhia.

At the event they met well known artist and ambassador for wildlife David Shepherd and learnt about the foundation’s elephant orphanage project.


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