Thursday 10th June 2016 saw the opening of the Queen’s 90th birthday Gallery of artwork at County Hall Oxford. This celebratory exhibition has been created by students & pupils from all of the schools of Bicester, to depict Queen Elizabeth II, throughout her 90 years. The criteria for the paintings was to depict a decade of the Queen’s life, set against either a Great Britain Background or a World background and the resultant artwork was stunning. Chairman of Oxfordshire County Council, Michael Waine began the unveiling, followed by a speech from Oxfordshire’s Lord Lieutenant, Tim Stevenson.
The artwork will be enjoyed by many visitors to County Hall, after which it will be moved to the new Bicester library in the town centre for the public to visit and enjoy. Congratulations to all students who worked on the paintings.
The Bicester Learning Academy worked closely with Mr Michael Waine to bring the whole project to fruition. Students from 9, 10 and 11 worked on producing 3 canvases for The Cooper School representation, whilst pupils from years 3, 4 & 5 created the Glory Farm Primary School submission. All of them can be seen in the photos below. Congratulations to all of our students/pupils who took part and put so much work into producing such spectacular artwork.