School art exhibition raises hundreds for CLIC Sargent

Artistic Junior School pupils at Ipswich High School for Girls held an exciting art exhibition and sale in support of children and young people with cancer.

School art exhibition raises hundreds for CLIC Sargent

Pupils from the Junior School in Suffolk recently unveiled their unique artworks, inviting parents and friends along to view and purchase the artwork to raise funds for CLIC Sargent.

The exhibition was curated with the support of Images School Art Exhibitions and included artwork from all classes in the Junior School.

Local artist Samantha Barnes returned to the school after running art workshop sessions for its pupils during a previous Art Week held at the Junior school.

Samantha judged the artworks and presented awards to a number of pupils for their excellent pieces.

Brilliant artwork

Samantha said: “It was really hard to judge the works as they were all so brilliant and each one of them very different.”

Helen Burroughs, exhibition organiser and Junior School art coordinator, said: “This has been a wonderful opportunity for the Junior School girls to showcase their work in a really professional way and we are pleased to say that already over £200 has been raised from sales of work and a further £185 from a cake sale.”

So grateful

CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner said: “We are so grateful to Miss Burroughs and her students for organising this fantastic exhibition.

"Last year, CLIC Sargent provided 70 families from Suffolk with clinical, practical, financial and emotional support which is why the fundraising of the Ipswich High School for Girls is so important.”

Find out more

To find out how you or your school could raise money for CLIC Sargent, please contact CLIC Sargent Fundraising Manager Daisy Turner on 01284 829 090 or