Praise for school’s new art gallery

Pool Academy’s new art gallery has been praised and there is a waiting list for students hoping to get involved.

Claire Meakin, Principal, said students are enjoy taking part in the sessions and meeting the artists that visit the Pool School Gallery. More children now want to get involved.

Primary schools in the area have also been coming in to take part with workshops that have encouraged them to create clay sculptures and draw a variety of pictures.

Miss Meakin said it was great to have the facility to share with the whole community.

She said: “The introduction of the Art Gallery at Pool Academy has been brilliant and it has been amazing to see the students really enjoying their time in there.

“We have had students almost each week asking if they can join the gallery group and we now have a waiting list which is fantastic.  

“Students have really enjoyed exploring a range of materials and the freedom to be ultimately creative in their own environment.

“It has been lovely to see the impact the gallery has had on the students’ confidence and listening to their excitement of the activities they have participated in.

“This is truly a special gallery which the community will love.”

Christiana Richardson