Pupils unveil their own art exhibition

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ARTY youngsters have been showing off their creative talents in a new exhibition.

The work of around 65 boys and girls, aged 13 to 16, has gone on display at Boldon School’s main hall, with a special preview evening held for parents and relatives.

Boldon School's Art Exhibiton

Boldon School's Art Exhibiton

Primary schools and the wider community were also invited in to see the culmination of eight months of hard work by pupils and staff.

Head of art Tara Bell said: “For the last three years, Boldon School has had a 100 per cent A* to C pass rate for GCSE art. This year we should have another 100 per cent A* to C pass rate and more than 50 per cent will be A* and A.”

GCSE photography was offered for the first time year and taken up by 51 pupils.

Mollie Daw, 14, from Boldon, said: “I think it’s good to have an exhibition like this because you can see what you have done over the year and compare it to what other people have done.”

Demi-Leigh Williams, 14, also from Boldon, created the City of Surrealism with shots of Big Ben taken on a school trip to London.

She said: “I took loads of photos of Big Ben and used Photoshop to cut, copy and paste and arrange them and then did a reflection, so we’ve been getting to grips with a lot of new technology.”

Art teacher Sandie Scott said: “We have all worked really hard and we are really proud of it. It is the first time we have run photography as a GCSE on its own and the standard has been really high. The exhibition itself has been really successful.”

Pupils were given the theme of ‘viewpoints’ for their coursework, but were allowed to choose their own for the final exam.