Rugby School donates student artwork to New Directions

Pupils present their paintings to Poppy Place residents.
Pupils present their paintings to Poppy Place residents.
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Creative youngsters at Rugby School have used learning disabilities charity New Directions as the inspiration behind their latest artwork creations.

And three of their bold, colourful paintings will now be displayed at the charity’s residential home Poppy Place.

An official presentation was held on Wednesday, May 25 and some of the people who live at Poppy Place took the opportunity to thank the pupils for the artwork in person.

The student artists included Rosie Marcus, Isabelle Gin, Henry Myers, Henry Stone and Freya Gibbs, who all visited the home for inspiration before creating their masterpieces.

Registered Manager Emma Daffey said: “We are thrilled that Rugby School pupils have adopted our charity for the fourth time now, bringing their own unique inspiration to Poppy Place.

“We are very grateful to them for their impressive creativity, generosity and commitment to supporting New Directions and the people who use our services.

“On behalf of the people we support I would like to thank the pupils and the Rugby School for these fantastic pictures.”