The Royal High School in Bath recently welcomed 90 year 5 and 6 girls to the school to enjoy a specialist Art Outreach workshop. The girls came from 30 schools across the Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire area, including Freshford Primary, Heywood Prep, Batheaston Primary, St Saviour’s Junior, St Andrews Primary, Combe Down Primary and Batheaston Primary.

The girls’ initial task was to make a pencil likeness of themselves on A4 cartridge paper before moving on to a mono-print self-portrait on tissue paper. A high point of any day at the Royal High School is when the (famous) cookies come out and after everyone was suitably refreshed the ‘students-for-a-day’ headed back into the studio to start collaging onto pre-cut blank paddles.

With parents admiring their daughters’ creativity and some clearly a little envious they had not been participating, the morning ended with happy and enthused young artists.

Mr Preedy, The Royal High’s Director of Art and Aesthetics, said, “It is always a delight to share in art and creativeness with young engaged minds, exploring well understood methods more deeply and exposing people to new processes and ideas. Everyone had a wonderful time, and we hope that our young artists left inspired to pursue their love of art in the future.

“I would particularly like to thank our amazing volunteers from the Senior School. With over 25 girls from year 7-13 keen to come into school on Saturday morning to help with the workshop, it was particularly nice to receive lovely feedback from parents about our super RHS ambassadors.

“We are very grateful to our super Art department and also to the girls who acted as role models, tour guides, helpers and just generally super humans!”