Falcons Prep have raised £2,500 for children’s charity, The Wooden Spoon

Pupils from Falcons Prep have raised £2,500 for children’s charity, with an art exhibition showcasing their creativity.

The budding-artists selected their best pieces to display during the vibrant evening held at the Richmond-based school, on Tuesday 8 May.

Special guest and award-winning illustrator Tor Freeman, officially opened the exhibition to welcome parents, friends and family to view the spectacular artwork on display. Tor is a freelance illustrator, author and comic make and has produced many books for children.

In preparation for the event, pupils worked collectively to create a large canvas painting which was sold in a traditional silent auction raising money for the school’s selected charity, The Wooden Spoon. Inspired by the roots of rugby, the charity seeks to fund a number of projects each year, supporting disadvantaged and disabled children. Various art styles were on display by many artists past and present.

Head of Art and Design at Falcons School for Boys, Isabella Broadbent, commented: “The exhibition showcased an exceptional array of artwork by our pupils, which highly impressed our visitors and special guest, Tor Freeman.

“To raise £2,500 in one event was a fantastic achievement and we are delighted to be able to support the charity further.”