Beautiful artwork and superb photography were showcased at a special exhibition of students’ school work.
The Mayor and Mayoress of Fylde were among the many guests to attend Carr Hill High School’s first Private View Art and Photography Evening.
The event showcased the very best art and photography work created by Year 12 and 13 students.
Coun Kevin Eastham, Fylde mayor, said: “I was very impressed with the range of skills displayed by the talented young people and staff that Carr Hill is fortunate to have. It was a very enjoyable evening in the presence of such enthusiastic people.”
The Mayor and Mayoress were joined by local councillors, including Kirkham Coun Louis Rigby, and other members of the community, who all had the opportunity to buy limited prints of the students’ work.
The students exhibiting their work were allocated a display area and many had created their own business cards. With a number of the students hoping to gain apprenticeships in photography or art upon completing their qualifications, the event was the perfect opportunity to showcase their work and sell their designs.
The event was organised by art teacher Jane Wild and photographer teacher Vikki Wignall.
Mrs Wild said: “Our students are talented and dedicated artists who have worked hard throughout the year to deliver their individual projects.
“We felt it was only right to give them the opportunity to display their work as they would do at a gallery preview. The event was designed to be as realistic as possible with students having the chance to sell their work and hand out business cards to guests.
“Miss Wignall, the students and I were delighted with the turnout for the event. It is the first year we have done something like this so we really had no idea how many people would come but the school with packed with guests and the atmosphere was brilliant.
“We will certainly be hosting this event next year and hope for an even bigger turn out then.
“We would like to thank everyone who helped to organise the event, the students for providing such a high standard of work for us to display and all the guests who took the time to join us and celebrate our talented students.”