A talented Year 8 student from Ashlawn School has been awarded a coveted Royal Academy of Arts Award for her incredible drawing, entitled ‘Love.’

After receiving over 17,000 entries from across the country, the judges selected Blythe’s piece for inclusion on the Academy’s online exhibition of the Young Artists’ Summer Show 2020.

Siobhan Evans, Principal at Ashlawn School, said: “Our art department submitted 81 entries from Ashlawn School – a staggering amount. A great deal of talent and ability from all ages.

“We couldn’t be more proud of Blythe and what she has achieved. To be her age and exhibiting for the Royal Academy of Arts in London is incredible, simply incredible. A rare entry on a CV too.

“Well done to all our talented students and especially to Blythe. We are all very proud and pleased for you. My thanks also go to the Art Department for bringing together all of our entries and continuing to inspire our students to pursue their artistic talents while learning from home. Art in lockdown can be so rewarding…”