Proud of the talent in our school community and committed to our pledge to help fundraise for local charities, we were thrilled to host our 2nd annual Spring Arts Collective exhibition on Wednesday. This special occasion provided an opportunity to not only showcase the excellence of the 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. Pupils from Year 5 upwards enjoyed the opportunity to submit items to the Collective, contributing to a wonderful array of pieces that were on show for a sell out capacity crowd. Our 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 our talented musicians.
The evening kicked off with heartfelt speeches from our student leadership team, followed by a welcome speech from Mrs Beacroft and Mr Laubscher, with the latter delivering passionate words 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 are a charity which helps 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”.
Updates of the fundraising totals can be found on our Facebook page, along with updates of the remainder of the schools Arts Season.