12 Jul

Art at The Heart of Beacon Academy – Monday 1st July 2013!

'So proud of what we achieved together!'

‘So proud of what we achieved together!’


What a day and evening to remember !

We had a really brilliant afternoon, the school was literally buzzing with parents and their children! I am so very proud of the children of Beacon Academy School and of what they have achieved, they are so willing to learn and to explore new techniques!

It was just fabulous to give the children an opportunity to  show there parents and families just how hard they have worked to add colour, texture and contemporary art work to there school!!

I so enjoyed seeing  children sharing their creative achievements with their Mum’s, Dad’s and siblings and to hear them working together and busily finding the answers to our Art Trail and Quiz!
Thank you to all who made the afternoon and evening possible!

‘I am so proud of what has been achieved! 2 years of artist in residence! Really part of the furniture now Zoe! We are delighted to have you on board! True inspiration!’ –

Clare Spence Head Teacher Beacon Academy School Loughborough


'The lovely Gemma and Katharine from Leicester Print Workshop!'

‘The lovely Gemma and Katharine from Leicester Print Workshop!’

It was amazing to have our own pop up gallery set up in the Community room at Beacon Academy. Thank you to all of the talented artists who gave up their time to join me in exhibiting our work for our evening guests to browse and buy!

We were also delighted to have Gemma and Katharine from Leicester Print workshop come along to support our event and to experience first hand how the children have used screen printing to help transform their school environment and curtains!

‘Gemma and I really enjoyed Monday evening!’ – Katharine Brown – Communications and Admin Officer – Leicester Print Workshop

'Beautiful Autumn Mandalas!''

‘Beautiful Autumn Mandalas!”

We really did have an amazing response to our afternoon and evening’s efforts !

I’m thrilled to share these fantastic thank you’s with you –

‘I just wanted to say a BIG thank you for last nights event. I was so impressed with all the creative artwork on display and the real sense of pride oozing from the walls.
The reception party that welcomed me was fantastic. Katie was so polite, gave me the tour and explained about everything we saw. She was the perfect host. I even had a go at Screen printing and will look forward to seeing the finished curtain!
Finally, as I left the building, I was spoken to by two girls in reception. They asked me if I had enjoyed myself and what I had seen that I liked the best. They were a real credit to the school and their parents of course.
I left The Beacon Academy with a huge smile on my face. Congratulations and my thanks to all who put the time in to make it so interesting.’ – Ashley Russell – Neighbourhood Development Officer
'Unique DNA Cushions!'

‘Unique DNA Cushions!’

‘Earlier this evening I was given a tour of your school during your Art & Creativity Event. From the time I was greeted at the entrance to the time I left I met staff and children who gave their time to talk to me and to share their enthusiasm for what they were doing (and to get me involved in their craft activities!).
I will be grateful if you could pass on my gratitude to the staff and pupils alike who made me feel welcome and opened my eyes to the opportunities you offer.’
Many Thanks Ben Faust

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