Hunstanton school’s art impresses mayor

Mayor Cllr Andrew Murray, Elsie Garner and Rachel Bazeley-Smith. MLNF15EB07411 ANL-150807-141052001
Mayor Cllr Andrew Murray, Elsie Garner and Rachel Bazeley-Smith. MLNF15EB07411 ANL-150807-141052001
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Hunstanton’s mayor Andrew Murray was surprised to see a picture of his own beach hut in the annual exhibition at Smithdon High School.

He visited each room in the department and was impressed by the standard of work at GCSE, AS and A2 levels.

The head of humanities A, whose department includes geography, art, photography, travel and tourism, psychology, health and social care and child development, is Rachel Bazeley-Smith who was keen for him to see the students’ work books.

She said: “I am really proud of the students’ AS and A level work; by looking at the workbooks it is possible to see how their ideas develop before they produce their finished examination pieces.

“We have some very gifted students taking Art and Photography this year and we have high expectations of good grades when it comes to results day.”

Showing parents around the exhibition, AS student Elsie Garner said that she wanted to go on to complete her photography studies next year at A2 to go alongside her Geography, English and Psychology studies.

In the Resistant Materials room, most of the GCSE work featured wood as the major component and Ryan Darby’s gadget storage unit was singled out by the Head of DT, Mark Birks, to demonstrate how many skills the students must master to pass the examinations.

Mr Murray said: “The exhibition demonstrated the truly amazing talent of the students and their teachers in the creative photography, art, design and technology fields.

“I am hopeful that some of this expertise could be channelled to help the town design and develop its Neighbourhood Plan.”