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Pupil’s picture displayed in town’s museum

Montrose Academy pupil Abigail Robinson whose picture of an elderly couple will be displayed in the towns museum for a year

Montrose Academy pupil Abigail Robinson whose picture of an elderly couple will be displayed in the towns museum for a year

Creative Montrose Academy pupil Abigail Robinson will have a picture she drew displayed in the town’s museum for a year.

The 16-year-old won an art competition to commemorate World Peace Day (September 21) with her picture of an elderly couple who are still in love no matter what hardships they may have gone through.

On September 20, Montrose Academy’s human rights group celebrated the global day with a lunchtime concert and coffee and cake sale and staff and pupils came together to perform and contribute musically and artistically in the name of peace.

Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies teacher Cameron Halsall launched a competition for students to create a work of art symbolising their own idea of peace.

S5 Pupil Abigail won with her picture of an elderly couple, which will displayed in Montrose Museum, Panmure Place, until November 22, 2014.

She said: “I thought the image of an elderly couple was really cute and made me feel really peaceful.

“I want to find that when I am that age.”

Mr Halsall said: “Our pupils here at Montrose Academy are hugely sensitive and socially aware, and I believe they feel a lot more than we adults give them credit for.

“Abigail has shown a real understanding of what drives a relationship to last through the years.

“I felt her depiction of an elderly couple after many years of war and hardship still very much in love was beautiful and summed up the real reason for peace wonderfully.”

Montrose Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

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