Radio 4 visits Pool Academy

A Radio 4 journalist visited Pool Academy to learn more about the school’s art gallery and the students’ involvement.

Kate Collins, who works editing shows including World at One and Today, brought her microphone and recording device to the art gallery in the wake of the gallery’s new exhibition opening.

radio4 (8).JPG

Artists Iain Robertson and Clare Wardman brought along some of their work to be displayed on the walls whilst students planned the exhibition’s opening event.

During the morning Kate recorded the sounds of things happening in the gallery.

She told the students: “I want to know more about Cornwall-based artists and young people. Not everybody in London gets to hear about things outside of London.”

She also interviewed Jonty Lees, from the gallery, who explained more about the project.

radio4 (6).JPG

He said: “We are installing a new exhibition of art works featuring Iain and Claire who are terrific artists. They donated some of their artwork to the Cornwall Art School Collection.

“They are really fantastic artists and really engage with our young people.”

The aim of Pool School Gallery is to put art at the centre of everyday life in the communities of Camborne, Pool, Illogan, Redruth and the Mining villages.

Pool School Gallery is a community interest company (CIC) with a board of members including Miss Meakin, Sara Matson, Curator at Tate St Ives; Lara Read, a Pool Academy Student, and Jonty Lees, Director at Pool School Gallery.

Christiana Richardson