Young artists see their work in Tate St Ives

Young artists from Pool Academy travelled to St Ives to see their art displayed at the Tate.

A number of families were invited to a presentation evening last Thursday at the gallery to celebrate a number of people’s work.


Young Art Cornwall held a competition for children to create a piece of work on the theme ‘What Makes Me Happy’ with entry fees going towards Cancer Research UK.

Seven students from Pool Academy were awarded Highly Commended after being selected from about 700 entries.


On the night friends and family were able to buy postcard packs, canvas prints, key rings and fridge magnets of individual work. It’s hoped these will be ready for collection before the Christmas Holidays.

A spokesperson from Young Art Cornwall said: “The presentation evening on Thursday was amazing. There were so many families attending to celebrate their children's creative talents and support the fundraising for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens.”

Natalie Ellis, Art teacher at Pool Academy, had allowed students to use two of their art lessons to produce a piece of work for the competition.

She said: “We had 80 students enter the competition and they all donated a £1 and we raised £80 for the charity.”

Mrs Ellis said Cancer Research UK was a charity close to her heart.

She said: “It is fantastic all the students got behind it to support the charity.”

Christiana Richardson