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A major exhibition of the artwork of the past two cohorts of VI and VIII, plus the current VII was held on the evening of Thursday 1 July. It was amazing to welcome back parents and former students on a sunny evening. Ella (VII) expresses her experience of taking part in the exhibition:
It is hard to imagine that it’s now close to three years since we first embarked on the Visual Arts Course. I remember vividly the feeling of excitement we shared at the beginning of the V in anticipation of the start of our first projects, a feeling that would see us right the way through to the end of the VI only for the pandemic to rudely interrupt us at the final moment. For my group, art was our final lesson before school closed ahead of the first lockdown and morale was high in every studio that afternoon as we rushed to resolve two years of work in the remaining hour of school. It was a great shame that we could not conclude our efforts with an exhibition that summer, but we did at least have the unusual opportunity to return to our work in September to finish it as we had intended. It is lovely now to wander around the school and view those same projects finished and exhibited, with a fresh pair of eyes and the time passed since their making opening up new readings and connections.
St Paul’s Girls’ School named The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year 2022.