Exhibition opens for young pupil’s work

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SCHOOL children have been given the chance to have their artwork put on display in a professional gallery.

Art works created by pupils at Pocklington’s Lyndhurst School have gone on display at Wolds Village Gallery, Bainton as part of a fundraising project to have a climbing wall installed at the school.

A total of 192 canvasses make up the exhibition, which has been organised by the school’s fundraising committee - the Friends of Lyndhurst School - and has a theme of ‘your favourite view.’

Pupils were encouraged to go outside and explore the local countryside with many of the pieces featuring local wildlife, tractors and ponds.

The paintings were created during lessons with the help of Lyndhurst School art teacher Sarah Green.

A preview evening has been held at the gallery and committee member Simone Duggleby said the exhibition has been a hit with pupils and parents, and she hopes it will catch the eye of the public too.

“It has been really well supported by everyone and the kids have loved seeing their work in a proper gallery, ” Simone said.

“For local schools it’s such a great venue and such a good fund-raiser. Obviously some parents will choose not to buy the paintings but it would be interesting to see if any members of the public buy them,” she added.

Sales from the exhibition have so far raised £1,200, which will go towards the £5,000 needed for the new climbing wall.