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Outstanding Evelina Hospital School celebrate children's art

Posted on Tuesday 1st August 2017
Headteacher Anne Hamilton, Mayor of Southwark Cllr Smith and Trust Chairman Sir Hugh Taylor at the Evelina Hospital School art exhibition

Headteacher Anne Hamilton, Mayor of Southwark Cllr Smith and Trust Chairman Sir Hugh Taylor at the Evelina Hospital School art exhibition

Evelina Hospital School hosted an art exhibition in July to celebrate the creativity of their pupils.

After studying artists such as Van Gogh, Matisse and Klimt in their classes, pupils aged 2-19 created their own masterpieces. Artworks based on the theme ‘The World Around Us’ showcased various techniques including collage, painting, hand prints, crayon resist and computer imaging.

The exhibition launch was attended by hospital staff including Guy’s and St Thomas’ Chairman Sir Hugh Taylor, young artists with their families and the Mayor of Southwark Cllr Smith.

Headteacher Anne Hamilton said: “Art has an important place in our curriculum. We find that it usually engages the children and young people and at times parents, who find it therapeutic, and relaxing. Many chats, confidences and explorations of pupils’ own circumstances happen whilst we work together completing an artistic task. Here at Evelina Hospital School we are immensely proud of the achievement of our pupils and very happy to showcase their work.”

Evelina Hospital School educates children and young people who are patients of Evelina London Children’s Hospital. The school was established in 1949 and has a proud tradition of excellence in educating children who are unable to attend their local schools because of their medical needs.

It has also recently had its ‘Outstanding’ rating confirmed for 2017 by education regulator OFSTED, and was praised for having a broad and balanced curriculum, excellent academic results for students, and for providing a bright and welcoming environment for pupils, parents and a wide range of professionals to enjoy.

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