Art auction nets cash for charity

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PUPILS at Foveran Primary enjoyed a fun day out last Tuesday, as they exhibited a selection of school artwork in aid of Cornerstone.

Youngsters accepted bids from their parents for the pieces, and also sold a range of cards, candles, dream catchers and jewellery, as well as homebakes, tea and coffee at the event, which took place in the village hall.

Headteacher Gaye Stevenson told the Times: ”The pupils had a number of discussions about ways in which they could raise money for Cornerstone after a representative of the chairty visited the school. There was a melting pot of ideas, but all the discussions seemed to come back to art, so we decided to have an exhibition, with pieces by the children auctioned off to the highest bidders.

The charity to benefit, Cornerstone, provides support services to people living with disabilities.

Spokeswoman for Cornerstone Edel Harris said: “It’s fantastic that the kids at Foveran Primary are doing this for us.

“The pupils clearly studied a range of different artistic styles, so there is a wide selection here, including pictures drawn from real life, and ones with a surrealist inspiration.”