This selection of work shows that art was a way for young people to respond to the world around them.
Art teacher Mrs Hannam says,
“Practical lessons are hard to run when your students are at home. Our students rose to the challenges of remote learning and have delighted us in what they have been producing at home and submitting online.
“They uploaded the pieces they were most proud of from the themes we have covered, including street art and the insect world. Much of their work illustrates the spirit and concerns we have experienced in these challenging times, such as a focus on the coronavirus, protests for justice and how we have coped as a community.
“Ordinarily we would display work at school, so the next best thing was to share it as an online art exhibition to celebrate their fantastic creations.”
From stark and clear messages in response to the killing of George Floyd to photomontage representing life under lockdown, students in Year 7, 8 and 9 have shown their thoughtful and creative side to the world.
Take a tour around the virtual exhibitions here:
Year 7 – minibeasts
Year 8 – photomontage
Year 9 – current events