Bede Academy stages major exhibition of exam art

Bede Academy stages major exhibition of exam art

13th August 2014


YOUNG artists put on a show after transforming a sixth form centre into a spectacular gallery.

Students from Bede Academy, Blyth, staged a major exhibition, the culmination of two years work including GCSE, AS and A2 work.

Doors of the sixth form centre were open to the public with hundreds of friends and family dropping by to enjoy the showcase of talent.

Head of art Paul Birdsall said it was the first time the academy had staged an exhibition of such quality and scale.

He said: “Year 11, 12 and 13 students have excelled and the work is stunning, phenomenal.

“Students love it and have put in so many hours, many outside school, and the exhibition is a real boost to their self-esteem.

“Art brings out a different side to the young people often not seen in many other subjects. They have worked independently with us providing advice on skills and techniques.”

For Dani Carr, 15, art provides a chance to express her love of colour and flowers. “I love it and hope to take A Level art with a view to becoming a teacher/artist,” she said.

Callum Ferry, 17, was inspired by the architecture of Notre Dame, in Paris. He said: “I love buildings and would like to be an architect one day. I was really pleased with the way my work came out and it was fantastic being part of the exhibition.”

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