On Friday 9 June, the Abbot’s Hill Summer Art Festival took place in the Stable Block. It included the Young Artist of the Year competition and GCSE Art Exhibition. To embrace the festival theme, the Art Department had organised various stalls including hair braiding and face painting for everyone to enjoy. The proceeds were donated to the St Albans and Hertsmere Women’s Refuge and raised a fantastic £218 for the charity.
Every year, the Young Artist competition entries must follow a certain topic. This year, the theme was ‘journeys’. The girls from Years 3-9 submitted creative pieces, such as paintings of maps or dresses with countries represented on. The competition entries were displayed around the classrooms, where visitors could also vote for the deserving winners in each year group.
Guests could also take a look at the GCSE Art work produced by the Year 11 pupils, it was amazing to see all the hard work put into their final pieces.
After the voting had taken place, the Years 7 and 8 Drama Club performed a piece which also included some singing.
Congratulations to the winners:
Year 3 – Yasmin
Year 4 – Amy
Year 5 – Lily
Year 6 – Kara
Year 7 – Marina
Year 8 – Elva
Year 9 – Molly
The Young Artist of the Year Award was awarded to Eloise in Year 10.
Overall, it was a wonderful evening which was enjoyed by everyone. A big thank you to the Art Department for putting it all together.
By Alex V, Year 9