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Student showcase is a fitting farewell
12:00pm Monday 30th September 2013 in News
STUDENTS from Isambard Community School said their final farewell with an art exhibition showcasing some of the best and brightest pieces of GCSE art from the last year.
The showcase featured hundreds on pieces of coursework from students in every discipline, and was open to parents and the public to come and enjoy the fruits of their labour.
Stephanie Neary, assistant to headteacher Rachel Mattey, said: “All the students from last year who have left now had pieces of their artwork on display in the hall. It included everything from art sculptures and paintings to big canvases.
“All the work was displayed so parents and the public could come in and see the efforts the students have made over the last year.”
Steve Leigh, deputy headteacher and art teacher at Isambard, said: “All the students who studied art at GCSE last year, which was at least 200, had at least one piece on display. It was a real celebration of their work, and we have got a number of students who have won awards for what they have done.
“The different GCSE's represented were Unendorsed Art, Fine Art, Sculpture and Photography.
“The show was a huge success. There were many highlights and we had lots of very complimentary comments.
“The work of Gail Little, Stephen Thompson and Carmen Horton drew particular attention but all the work looked magnificent and all our students should feel very proud of themselves.”
Chloe Cowley, 14, had three pieces of work in the exhibition ahead of embarking on a Fine Art course next year.
“Some of my paintings and a canvas were in the exhibition,” said Chloe. “They were of boxer dogs, and one of them was half of a boxer dog’s face next to half of my nephew’s face.
“Because technology is such a big part of people’s lives, I wanted to do something about humans still relating to nature. I chose a boxer dog because a lot of people think they are dangerous and are scared of them, so I wanted to paint them in a more positive light.
“This was the first time I’d had work in an exhibition and everyone liked it, which was a relief.”
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