Newcastle High School for Girls continues to buck the national trend for falling numbers in the creative arts with some great success stories of girls achieving fantastic grades in a range of creative art subjects with many going on to study some exciting creative courses post A level.
Among the creative set was Lilybell Richardson who gained 2 A*s and an A and is going on to study an Arts Foundation course at Newcastle College.
Inspired by her fine artist mum, Lilybell will be pursuing her dream of being an artist and is looking forward to exploring different creative techniques and disciplines during her Arts foundation year.
“I joined the school in 6th form and was delighted to discover that the Art Department at Newcastle High is both wonderful and nurturing but also challenging. They allowed me to go off on my own tangents and pursue my own creative ideas but they kept me grounded and focused on the end goal. They have supported me a lot.
“Art is more accepted as a valid and valuable career choice and the Headmistress Mrs French has been very supportive, keeping tabs on what I’m doing and my latest creations.”
“In many schools art can often be seen as a subject area for the less able but not at Newcastle High – a lot of art students I studied with, were also doing other academic subjects and the sciences so there was a really healthy, well rounded mix in the art room which sparked creativity. I’m going to really miss it.”