Youngsters put their art on show

Young artists put on a show after transforming a sixth form centre into a spectacular gallery.

Students from Bede Academy in Blyth staged a major exhibition, the culmination of two years’ work including GCSE, AS and A2 work.

Doors of the sixth form centre were open to the public with hundreds of friends and family dropping by to enjoy the showcase of talent.

Head of art Paul Birdsall said: “Year 11, 12 and 13 students have excelled and the work is phenomenal.

“Students love it and have put in so many hours, many outside school, and the exhibition is a real boost to their self-esteem.

Callum Ferry, 17, who was inspired by the Notre Dame in Paris, said: “I love buildings and would like to be an architect one day. I was really pleased with the way my work came out and it was fantastic being part of the exhibition.”

Mr Birdsall added: “Art brings out a different side to the young people often not seen in many other subjects.

“They have worked independently with us providing advice on skills and techniques.”