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Cardiff Met Hosts Exhibition for Local Secondary Schools to Get Creative


Cardiff School of Art and Design and Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy will once again host an exhibition with Key stage 3, GCSE, AS and A level students.

Thirteen schools exhibited last year while thirty are signed up for this year's exhibition, which launches on June 20th with a private view and opening by Professor Olwen Moseley, Dean of CSAD and Julia Longville, Dean of CSESP

This year, The Cathedral School, Caerleon Comprehensive School, St Cenydd Community School, Brynteg Comprehensive School, King Henry VIII Comprehenive School, Abersychan Comprehensive School, Chepstow Comprehensive School, Bedwas High School, Whitchurch High School, Pontypridd High School, Newport Comprehensive School, Porthcawl Comprehensive School, Stanwell School, Tonyrefail Community School, Ysgol Gyfun Garth Olwg, Cardiff High School, West Monmouth School, St Martin's Comprehensive Schools,Bryn Hafren Comprehensive, St Teilo's High School, Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf and Cynffig Comprehensive School are all exhibiting.

The exhibition, which will be held at the state of the art Cardiff School of Art and Design building, will also be incorporated into Wales Festival of Innovation, which runs until June 30th. This will highlight innovation in Wales through several events and will showcase products and services to members of the public.

Richard Morris, Associate Dean for Enterprise in the Cardiff School of Art & Design  said, "We are thrilled to be hosting the School's Creative Exhibition for the second year running. The Art & Design work produced this year is stunning and clearly shows the creative, innovative and artistic skills of the talented pupils in our Schools - many of whom go on to join us on our undergraduate degree programmes."

Jason Davies, Programme Leader for PGCE Secondary D&T & PGCE Art and Design at Cardiff Met, added: "We have continued to maintain strong working relationships with partnership schools and continue to develop new ones. The exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the outstanding work of both pupils and teachers in Wales. It covers a wide range of creative subject areas including: Fine Art, Product Design, Ceramics, Engineering, Photography, Graphic Design, Textiles and Fashion. It is important we recognise and celebrate the outstanding work produced in schools.

"Due to the overwhelming response last year we aim to reward the hard work of individuals by presenting a number of prizes which include a 3D printer, DSLR Camera and four memberships to our FabLab, which is short for Fabrication Laboratory and is a creative space located at Cardiff School of Art and Design, to enable  people to make just about anything using 3D printing and other advanced digital manufacturing technologies.

"Every pupil who is part of the show will also receive a certificate of achievement for exhibiting their work at the university."

The Creative Exhibition 2018 open evening runs from 5pm – 8pm on Wednesday 20th June and will remain open weekdays from 1:00 p.m until 6:00 p.m until June 27th.