Joyce Frankland Academy students’ work in exhibition in Cambridge featuring art from Anglian Learning Trust schools
Students at Newport’s Joyce Frankland Academy have had their artwork chosen for an exhibition in Cambridge.
The works were created by 80 students, ranging from Year 7 to sixth form, from within the Anglian Learning Trust, to which Joyce Frankland and 15 other schools belong.
They cover a range of techniques and media, including painting, photography and textiles, in traditional and abstract styles.
The display in Cambridge’s Michaelhouse Café forms part of the Platform 23 exhibition which runs for two weeks until Saturday November 25.
Lesley Morgan, arts development manager at Anglian Learning, said: “This is the third time we’ve exhibited at Michaelhouse and it’s always pleasing to have the heads of art from Anglian Learning schools come together to curate an exhibition which showcases both the talent of our pupils and the excellent work taking place in our art departments.
“The exhibition, and the work that goes into bringing it together, provides an important opportunity for staff to share skills and knowledge, and for our younger pupils to be inspired by the work of older pupils.”
Jonathan Culpin, chief executive officer of Anglian Learning, said: “The arts are very important to Anglian Learning. We hold a special relationship with Arts Council England and benefit from having an arts development manager support the arts in our schools.
“This exhibition allows us to demonstrate the value we place on art and on collaborative working, and highlights the enriching experiences we offer our pupils.
“I am extremely impressed with the high standard of our pupils’ work this year and thank their teachers for continuing to provide an inspiring environment that nurtures pupils’ creativity and allows them to be bold and expressive in their artwork.”