PUPILS at an Allen Valleys school have been showing off their creative side – putting on an exhibition at a local art gallery.

Children of all ages at Allendale Primary School created the ‘Really Wild Art Show’ exhibition at the village’s Forge art studio, for a week from Saturday, July 6.

Teacher Sarah White said the exhibition came about after an idea by school governor, Valeria Dunn.

She said: “We take great pride in our creative curriculum at Allendale Primary School.

“The children create beautiful pieces of art work which are often displayed in school.

“One of our governors, Valeria Dunn, had the wonderful idea of approaching the Forge Studios in Allendale to ask if we might be able to display some of our work for the wider community to appreciate.

“We decided on a theme of nature. Some of the children worked collaboratively on the large pieces of work and others produced their own individual pieces.”

Year 6 students at the school got the chance to see their work displayed at the gallery, when they took a trip the Forge last week as a post-SATs treat.

The nature-themed exhibition was only due to be displayed for the weekend, but feedback from visitors led to an extended stay that lasted much of the week.

Sarah added that the exhibition had been well received by visitors to the gallery.

She continued: “We were so grateful to the Forge for allowing us to put on our ‘Really Wild Art Show’ exhibition. We were overwhelmed by all the amazing comments left for us in the comments book.

“The children were so proud of their achievements.”