28 April 2023
A local Northamptonshire school has continued it’s pledge to help fundraise for local charities by hosting a special arts exhibition featuring the talents of it’s school community. The Hardingstone-based Northampton High School GDST held it’s 2nd and annual Spring Arts Collective exhibition on Wednesday 26th April, in a bid to not only showcase the excellence of it’s student (and staff) body, but also to help raise money for the school’s chosen charity – Hope Centre Northampton.
The showpiece event was launched in the summer of 2022 to commence Northampton High’s annual Arts Season, with the aim of giving the school community a platform to not only showcase their excellent artistic creations, but also the chance to sell them to members of the local community too. Students of all ages from the school’s 2 – 18 age range were invited to the exhibition, with pupils from Year 5 upwards enjoying the opportunity to submit items to the Collective, ensuring a beautiful array of pieces were on show for a sell out capacity crowd. The school’s dedicated fashion & textiles exhibit space was transformed into a gallery that wouldn’t look out of place in the heart of London, with the event beautifully accompanied by music performed by some of the school’s talented musicians.
The event was kicked off with heartfelt speeches by the school’s student leadership team, as well as faculty members Mrs Mel Beacroft, Head of Creative Arts, and Mr Laubscher, Arts Teacher, with the latter delivering a passionate speech on how a career in the arts can change your life.
Proceeds from the event will be going to support Northampton Hope Centre, who Northampton High have been supporting for the last two years. Hope is a charity that help people experiencing the most acute problems of disadvantage and marginalisation, including homelessness, addiction and mental health, and Fundraising Manager Louise Danielczuk commented, “Hope are delighted to once again be benefitting from the Spring Arts Collective from Northampton High School. Art and creativity are so important to both organisations and both are clear of the incredible benefits art can have on an individual. The Spring Collective will once again raise awareness and funds to support the work of the charity and we cannot wait to once again see the talented artists displaying their work. Thank you to all involved in this project and to all who support the fabulous event”.
With sales from the Collective continuing into next week, early indications show that last year’s sales record will be smashed! Updates of the fundraising totals can be found on the school’s Facebook page, facebook.com/northamptonhigh, along with updates on the remainder of the schools Arts Season, which includes the school production of The Wizard of Oz in June.