This is the moment that Kitty, in Year 4, found out that a piece of her artwork is going to be exhibited at the Royal Academy of Art in London this Summer.

During lockdown earlier this year the Royal Academy of Art  started advertising their Young Artists’ Summer Show and appealed for artists aged 5-19, studying in in the UK and British schools overseas, to submit an original artwork on any theme.

Junior School Art and Design Technology teacher Mrs Bradshaw saw the Royal Academy’s project as a fantastic way of inspiring pupils’ creativity whilst they were at home and so set up a Junior School Art Challenge task on Firefly.

Kitty was one of 22 Wally Hall pupils to complete a piece of artwork for the project, which were submitted, alongside a staggering 33,000 other entries from across the globe.

At the end of May we received the amazing news that Kitty’s work titled ‘Life After Lockdown’ had been selected, not only for the Young Artists’ online exhibition, which features a wide range of the work sent in, but also very prestigiously, to appear in the Royal Academy itself where it will be displayed as part of the Young Artists’ Exhibition from 13th July – 8th August 2021. As you can see from her face, it is fair to say that Kitty, like us, is absolutely thrilled and honoured to have had her artwork selected. We cannot wait to visit the Royal Academy to see it.



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