Talented art students at Southport’s Stanley High School are hoping for ‘sweet success’ in their forthcoming GCSEs.

The students are currently working on a confectionery-themed coursework project for next summer’s examinations, and the early results of their efforts have already been exhibited at the town’s Atkinson arts centre on Lord Street.

The brief for the project was for the students to take a range of imaginative photographs that would help to inspire a painting of confectionery produce that could be displayed in a sweet shop or cake shop window.

As a result, their summer holiday homework saw them snapping away furiously at a wide range of sweets and desserts in a bid to give themselves some useful creative

The results of their efforts were so good that they were invited to display some of the images at the prestigious gallery, even though the photos are not the finished article in terms of the examination project.

However, the students are now busy using the images as the basis of their final submissions to the GCSE adjudicators.

Stanley High Art Teacher, Emily Ward, commented: “The quality of the photos our students produced over the summer was amazing, and it was a very difficult job to decide which ones should go on display at the Atkinson.

“Because the standard was so high, I am looking forward to seeing them produce some exceptional coursework for their upcoming exams.

“In the meantime, we are very grateful to the Atkinson for giving us the opportunity to showcase their creativity in front of a wider audience,” added Mrs Ward.

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