Senior councillor praises students for world-class community art exhibition

By Jill Dando News

A senior councillor has praised a world-class art exhibition displayed by dozens of talented students.

Mark Canniford of North Somerset Council enjoyed the eye-catching display opposite Waterstones in the Sovereign Centre in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

He was met by Neville Coles, CEO of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) where the students attend.

Dozens of incredible students showed off their outstanding art

Dozens of incredible students at The King Alfred School Academy, Worle Community School Academy and Priory Community School Academy donated their work for the exhibition.

There were some superb pieces exhibited including photography, artwork, and 3-D work.

Cllr Canniford, Executive Member for Placemaking and Economy, at North Somerset Council, said: “It was tremendous to see such brilliant artwork by so many students from the schools in our community. It really helped to brighten up in the area for passing shoppers, tourists and visitors.”

The art exhibition is expected to become an annual event with a showcasing of students art.

Nathan Jenkins, Deputy CEO of TPLT, said: ”We were absolutely delighted to be able to display the sheer brilliance of our students across the whole town, right in the heart of the town centre.”

Over 700 people work across TPLT schools to make a brilliant education for over 5000 students and pupils.

TPLT is passionate to put Students First, Cherish Staff and Serve Communities including its extensive civic work and charity help.

They received ‘The Borough Shield’ in 2020-21 – for their charity work with mental health charity, In Charley’s Memory. 

They raised £13,000 despite the Covid19 crisis and lockdowns.

Cllr Canniford, the out-going Mayor of Weston-super-Mare, presented the award to Mr Coles at an award ceremony.