Register school for art exhibition

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Schools across Hampshire, West Sussex and East 
Sussex have until 16 December to sign up for the chance to have their students’ work exhibited at Towner in Eastbourne, the South East’s largest contemporary art gallery.

The Our South Downs Schools Exhibition 2014 will encourage teachers from across the three counties to use Towner’s collection and the landscapes, wildlife and heritage of the South Downs National Park to inspire their pupils to create artwork. The project can be tailored across the entire curriculum including geography, history, science and English as well as art.

Sue Hervey, Learning Assistant at Towner, said: “We’re very excited to be running our annual schools exhibition with the South Downs National Park in 2014. Schools can get involved in a number of ways. It could involve just one class or year group or the entire school but every pupil that takes part will have their work exhibited at Towner in May.”

Amanda Elmes, who leads on Learning and Outreach at the South Downs National Park said: “The South Downs National Park is an amazing resource for teachers and Towner exhibition is a great way for them to use art to inspire their students across the entire curriculum.

“Schools can visit the National Park and Towner collection or access exciting teaching resources online.”

The exhibition will run from 3 May to 8 June 2014. Find out more at

Report contributed by South Downs National Park Authority.