We are so excited to announce that we are participating in a brilliant new venture at Newminster Middle School. We would like to champion creativity and are inviting all Year 5 students to create pieces of art to be part of an exhibition in a national virtual online gallery run by Art Bytes. Further details of their work can be found here.

Being able to see their own art like this builds confidence and nurtures talent. The Arts are a fabulous way for young people to express their thoughts and feelings and have a positive impact on mental health.

Thirty pieces of artwork from pupils in year 5 will be chosen by staff to be exhibited in the online gallery where there will be an online vote for the public’s favourite piece in April 2022. It may be a painting, sculpture, collage, print, photograph or drawing. The

winning piece of art for the school will be displayed online and the winning pupils will be given the opportunity to attend a celebration event at The Baltic Art Gallery in Gateshead in June 2022.

There is no theme or limit to the number of art pieces each pupil can submit to school. All we ask is that the artwork is given to either Mrs Woolley or Ms Jones by Friday 7th January 2022. Some artwork which has been done through the curriculum in school may be submitted with guidance from art teachers also.

Please encourage your child to take part in this amazing project! Everyone is creative – the challenge is to develop this.