Portsmouth High School students proudly displayed their work at the annual Art and Design Technology exhibition this week.
Parents, students and staff joined VIP guests, including the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Frank Jonas and Lady Mayoress, Mrs Joy Maddox, The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor Mrs Pamela Bryant and her Mayoress, Councillor Mrs Louise Clubley, the Mayor of Gosport, Councillor Mark Hook and Mayoress Councillor Lynn Hook and Councillor Suzy Horton, Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education.
With COVID-19 safety measures in place, guests enjoyed the exhibition in the light, open space of the Art Atrium.
‘The challenges and restrictions of the last 18 months have affected us all,’ said Mrs Emma Noble, Art Teacher. ‘As artists, students at Portsmouth High School rose to this challenge, not letting a small matter of Guided Home Learning or a National lockdown stop their creativity and enthusiasm. From online tutorials and ‘art packages’ sent to each student in the post, every one of the GCSE and A Level Art students has demonstrated huge commitment and drive to continue their studies. I could not be any prouder of their dedication and hard work. This exhibition is a celebration of the diverse range of artistic and design talents amongst our students.’
‘We were extremely impressed by the wonderful work produced and displayed at the school,’ added the Lord Mayor. ‘The girls are clearly very talented and each piece was so different and showed a great deal of thought and imagination and they should all be very proud of their achievements. It was a pleasure to see the culmination of all their hard work and if I may say, my particular favourite was the portrait in oils, it was like looking at a photograph, it was a knockout.’