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Norfolk students’ artwork goes on show in public gallery

Students from Walyand Academy displayed artwork in a public gallery. Picture: Ruth Stanley

Students from Walyand Academy displayed artwork in a public gallery. Picture: Ruth Stanley

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A Norfolk school held an art exhibition highlighting its students’ work at a well known gallery.

Layney Hurford with her artwork. Picture: Ruth StanleyLayney Hurford with her artwork. Picture: Ruth Stanley

The Wayland Academy, in Watton, displayed art at the Dragon Fly Gallery created by students from Year 7 to GCSE level including painting, photography, textiles and other mixed media.

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Visitors were asked to vote for their favourite artworks with 175 votes cast and the photograph called Bottle In The Sand taking first place.

Ryan Kelly, Year 10 student, who won the photography award said: "I feel that my work is finally getting seen, I have felt very happy that I have won the award."

Mayor of Watton, Pat Warwick, with student Ryan Kelly. Picture: Ruth StanleyMayor of Watton, Pat Warwick, with student Ryan Kelly. Picture: Ruth Stanley

Layney Hurford scooped the art and textiles award. She said: "I'm very happy I won and very shocked too. I didn't expect it as well, I'm quite proud of myself too."

Four businesses, Watton Bakery, James Ball Carpets, Express Fish Bar and Myhills donated arts vouchers as the prizes.

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