Young artists show off their work at Long Sutton college

Newton House student next to her work at an art exhibition for Year 11 students from Peele Community College, Long Sutton.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
Newton House student next to her work at an art exhibition for Year 11 students from Peele Community College, Long Sutton. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Art students at Long Sutton’s Peele Community College put on an exhibition of their GCSE exam work just before the summer holidays.

The artwork was displayed as part of a cheese and wine evening to which students, staff, parents and school governors were invited.

Peele Community College governor Eric Saxton views some of the artwork on display at the school.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Peele Community College governor Eric Saxton views some of the artwork on display at the school. Photo by Tim Wilson.

A Peele spokesman said: “The exhibition was designed to celebrate the achievement of our Year 11 students who recently took their GCSE art exams.

“The work displayed was the culmination of their preparation for the final exams, showing the hard work and perseverance expected from art students at Peele Community College.”

School governor Eric Saxton, a guest at the art exhibition, said: “There was a great variety of different styles of artistry on display and I was impressed with the quality of work that I saw.

“With several of the students’ artwork, you could see the depth, perception and character that they had in their work which I was very impressed with.”

There was a great variety of different styles of artistry on display and I was impressed with the quality of work that I saw.

Eric Saxton, school governor of Peele Community College, Long Sutton

Among the students to have work included in the exhibition was Newton House student Millie Hopkisson who combined her GCSE art studies with a promising football career at Lincoln City Football Club’s Girls Centre of Excellence.

Theresa Earl, head of Newton House and co-ordinator of the school’s Young Carers Group, said: “Millie trains in Lincoln up to three times a week and as well as this, she still finds time to play in the Year 11 netball team.

“She was also concentrating on her GCSE examinations and her sim is to secure a place at the College of West Anglia to do a BTEC Diploma in sports science from September.

“After that, Millie wants to gain a scholarships with her football team to further her studies in the USA and fulfil her dream of becoming a sports physiotherapist.

Emily Thorpe looks at artwork produced by her brother Harry.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Emily Thorpe looks at artwork produced by her brother Harry. Photo by Tim Wilson.

“Millie is an amazing and extremely talented young lady, with a passion to succeed and a drive to get to where she wants to be.”