Students showcase their work at exhibition

16-year-old Charley Brown.
16-year-old Charley Brown.

Creative students at Pocklington’s Woldgate College proudly showed off their work during an open evening at the school.

The exhibition, which was attended by a large number of parents and pupils, was an opportunity to share the hard work produced by the art and design, textiles and product design students in year 11 and sixth form.

Headteacher Jonathan Britton says the quality of work produced by pupils this year “has reached new heights.”

He added: “It was an absolute joy to see the quality and range of media used by our pupils. This was complemented by the detailed sketchbooks that illustrated the research, draft sketches and experiments with different media that the pupils had undertaken prior to producing the final piece. From initial concept to final piece, is an exciting part of the journey for pupils, as they develop ideas and use their creativity to explore different scenarios as they develop the final piece.”

“The students’ creativity, combined with hard work, came together to produce a stunning display of work for all to see. We have some extremely talented students and I am so proud of their achievements. They deserve to do really well.”

Year 11 pupil, George Guyll, commented: “It was a proud moment for me when my parents saw my work on display at the art exhibition. They also enjoyed the opportunity to see my friends’ work and they were really impressed with the work on display.”

The school is also looking for opportunities for pupils work to be displayed in local businesses and community venues. Currently the art department and year 7 pupils are working with Burnby Hall Gardens in Pocklington on designing and painting a jungle design mural onto the fence of the new playground.

See this week’s paper (25 June) for more pictures.