See the work of talented pupils on display

In the frame...Danielle Smith 13, Jake Sutherland 14, Leah Gent 15, Elliot Coxon 13, Clare-Louise Stewart-Nash art teacher, Naomi Tucker 13, Uma Dehaan 11 and Jak Clarke 14 of Welland Park Academy at Quinns gallery.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER
In the frame...Danielle Smith 13, Jake Sutherland 14, Leah Gent 15, Elliot Coxon 13, Clare-Louise Stewart-Nash art teacher, Naomi Tucker 13, Uma Dehaan 11 and Jak Clarke 14 of Welland Park Academy at Quinns gallery.'PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER

Proud pupils from a Harborough school have seen their work go on display at an art gallery.

The work of 65 Welland Park Academy students features in a new exhibition at Quinns Gallery – above Quinns Bookshop in Three Crowns Yard off High Street – including pastels, pencil drawings, watercolours, silk painting, kimono design and sculptures.

It builds on a project launched last year after Welland Park design and technology department head Kathy Dare forged a partnership with bookshop manager Beverly Wilkin and owner Chris Ladkin. The Quinns’ duo were so impressed with the children’s work that they gave the school the entire gallery to use this year – doubling the number of pupils.

The exhibition runs until the end of August, entry is free and it is open from 9.30am-4.30pm Mondays to Fridays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.

A gala evening was organised last Friday to launch the display. Art teacher Claire-Louise Stewart-Nash said: “What a fantastic evening. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to celebrate the creativity and skill of the students at Welland Park Academy.”