A fish collage made from plastic bottles and models sculpted from Plasticine and clay were among the works on display at the Discovery Museum when young artists from across the region exhibited their art. Children from 29 schools took part in the Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust (BBCET) Art Exhibition, which was titled ‘Stronger Together’, referencing the Trust’s mission statement of being ‘greater than the sum of our parts’.

The Discovery Museum’s Great Hall was filled with hundreds of pieces of art, created by children from Nursery age through to Year 6 at the Trust’s primary schools.

Schools could choose how they wanted to respond to the theme ‘Stronger Together’,” explained Sarah Shaw, Support Officer at BBCET. “Some submitted individual art works from their pupils; others worked collaboratively as a class or a whole school.

Because schools and teachers could decide how they wanted to respond to the theme, they created art which used a wide variety of media,” she continued. “We had sculpture and collage, paintings and drawings – a very wide range of art. One school used plastic bottles to create an enormous fish collage, we had models made from boxes, and creatures crafted from clay, Plasticine, and even milk bottles. There were paintings, pictures created using oil pastels, pencil and pen, as well as collage which used fabric and photography. Schools have been really creative, and it was fantastic to see the range of brilliant work that they produced.

The exhibition, which ran from Thursday to Saturday last week, was the first of its kind staged by BBCET and marked the Trust’s first year with a full complement of 39 member schools.

Everyone at Bishop Bewick is committed to providing education that develops the whole child and gives them fantastic opportunities to experience wider extra-curricular activities,” added CEO Anita Bath. “We are thrilled that so many children and schools participated in our very first Art Exhibition, and that it took place in such a beautiful setting within the Discovery Museum. The skill and creativity behind these exhibits is just astounding and highlights the way art enables children to unleash their imagination and talent. A huge amount of work has gone into organising this, so a massive thank you to all the teachers two worked with the children, and a special thank you to Mrs Alice Butler for putting the whole exhibition together. Hopefully this will be the first of many such exhibitions.

The images from the exhibition below are all reproduced with the kind permission of Kate Buckingham.

Bishop Bewick Catholic Education Trust Art Exhibition

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