Inspirational work on display at Akeley Wood
PUBLISHED: 09:24 03 October 2013 | UPDATED: 09:24 03 October 2013
Students at Akeley Wood excel and welcome back those who have already following their creative dreams
Once again, the annual Art, Textiles, Photography, Design & Technology Exhibition has been a resounding success at Akeley Wood School In Buckingham.
The event was a fantastic showcase of students’ creative talent and imagination, with an extraordinary range of materials and processes on display, which demonstrated the hard work of the students and made evident the dedication and inspiration provided by their specialist teachers.
The school was delighted to welcome back former students of Akeley Wood School: Helen Sayer, who gained a distinction for her Foundation course last year and has just completed the first year of a Fine Art Honours degree in painting at Loughborough University; Alice Krayeva, who is at St Mary’s London doing an English modular course which enables her to continue with her love of painting on an exchange visit to Boston, USA, next year; and Emma Farquharson, who has just completed an Art Foundation course at the University of Northampton and will now take a gap year before doing a BA Honours in Illustration.
Akeley Wood’s unique ethos and learning environment encourages confidence and self-expression; this gives rise to an incredible breadth and depth of creativity across the entire range of artistic media. It’s no surprise that Akeley Wood is very proud of its artistic and talented pupils.
They’ve also been celebrating A-level success, with Headmaster Dr Jeremy Grundy saying: “This year sees an unprecedented number of students far outstripping their predicted grades. Our value-added scores are the best ever.”
Amongst the successes were James Rogers, who attained two A* and two A grades and will going on to read Computer Science at Imperial College London, and Tony Wang, who has a place at St Martin’s to read Graphics. Other former students will take up places at their first choice university to study degrees ranging from Engineering to Maths, English Literature to History, Economics to Psychology.
This summer saw the opening of Akeley Wood’s new Sixth Form Centre, which has facilities for both study and recreation, and Jubilee House, with state-of-the-art recording studio and media studies facilities.