Student rewarded for help at art gallery

A Pool Academy student has been rewarded after helping out at an art gallery during work experience week.

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Sophie Ratcliff, Year 10, impressed the curator so much that she has even be asked to come back when she is 16 and sit on the board of Trustees.

Sophie would like to use her creativity as part of her future career so when she was invited to work at Pool School Art Gallery for a week she agreed.

During her time with Jonty Lees, galley curator, she met a number of different people and helped out with a selection of activities. She also designed and made the new sign for the building which Mr Lees hopes to install soon.

Sophie said she worked with young people and older people on a number of different projects over the week.

She added: “I had a good time at the gallery. It was a really fun and creative experience. Working with Jonty was really good too.

“When I am older I would like to do something creative.”

Mr Lees was so impressed with Sophie that he rewarded her with a prize of art-related goodies.

He said: “Sophie has been fantastic.

“We are thinking about getting young people on our board of trustees and when she is 16 she could be on the board. She could play a really important part of that.”