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Creative SGS pupil to dazzle on CBBC ‘Best Young Artist’ show

Congratulations to First Year artist Eason Fong who has been selected in a national competition to join the CBBC TV Programme ‘Britain’s Best Young Artist’.

Eason’s fantastic creations stood out amongst the many entries and he was chosen to participate in the programme in January 2020. He will now join 26 other children, aged 9-14 on the exciting final TV Show.

After receiving the application for the ‘Britain’s Best Young Artist’ show from his art teacher at Stella Maris Primary School in Year Six, Eason was inspired to create three masterpieces for the competition.

He told us: “After I submitted my application, I was waiting for three months and then the BBYA program team contacted me to go for the online interview. I explained why I love art and what different types of materials I used with my painting.”

“After the online interview, I was notified that I had been successfully selected to this new TV programme after one month waiting. I’m very excited but also nervous about the TV show.”

The SGS community is excited to see Eason on our TV screens showcasing his artistic talents but due to Covid restrictions the filming and airing of this is yet to take place.

“Art helps me relax and lets my imagination flow. I really enjoy my art lessons at SGS and my favourite project is ‘still life drawing‘. SGS gives me a great opportunity to explore more art skills and understand the history of art,” explains Eason.

The Art department at Stockport Grammar School is housed in its own building and pupils can study the subject from First Year through to GCSE and A-level.

There are four studios and a further resource area housing a large collection of textbooks, fabric, and specialist art materials located on the top floor. A range of disciplines are taught including drawing and painting, print, ceramics, graphics and 3D.

An important component of the subject is that ideas flow between the various disciplines and this forms an integral approach to the teaching practised in the department. We encourage all pupils to actively engage with the subject and a large number of pupils’ pieces are displayed around the school.

To find out more about the opportunities for our pupils visit the Senior School Academic Ambition section of our website.