A PRIMARY school held their fifth annual public art exhibition in Chard based on the work of internationally renowned artist Claude Monet.

On Friday, January 26, Manor Court Community Primary School held the event at the Guildhall in Chard.

This year the work exhibited was inspired by the artwork of internationally renowned artist, Claude Monet and the children’s art was in his impressionist style.

Chard & Ilminster News: Foundation Stage and Y1 Monet scenesFoundation Stage and Y1 Monet scenes (Image: Contributed)

As within each previous exhibition, each child from the Early Years to Year 6 had the pleasure of producing a piece of work to be proudly displayed for the visitors to peruse.

The exhibition was opened by Councillor Gary Shortland (the Mayor of Chard) who enjoyed viewing the exhibition with two of the school Arts Councillors who shared their knowledge of Monet with him.

In total thirteen Arts Councillors were at hand to explain their peers' work to the visitors throughout the day and to impart their knowledge of Monet to those who attended the exhibition.

Chard & Ilminster News: Y4 Monet Lilles made from clayY4 Monet Lilles made from clay (Image: Contributed)

The exhibition was free of charge, but donations were received for the School Councils charity of the year, The Little Princess Trust.

Miss Grabham, one of the Manor Court subject leads for Art said: “All members of the Manor Court Community Primary School team are proud of the well-rounded and enriched curriculum that we offer to the children who attend our school.

“Art, including the performing arts, is central to the educational experience that each Manor Court child has during their education within our school.”

Chard & Ilminster News: Monet L'Orangie-inspired Foundation Stage Art WorkMonet L'Orangie-inspired Foundation Stage Art Work (Image: Contributed)

Mrs Terry, assistant headteacher said: “Mrs Morton, our whole school Art teacher, brings her passion in Art to each child that she teaches, and Art has become one of the real strengths in our curriculum.

“Providing the school Art Exhibition as a community event for the residents of Chard is something that we are extremely proud to do each year.”

Manor Court Community Primary School currently holds the Arts Mark Gold award and has in the last month commenced the two-year reaccreditation process for this award and aims to achieve the Platinum standard, the highest possible standard for this Government-supported award.