Hampton Academy students and their parents were delighted that Cllr Peter Buckwell, Deputy Mayor of Richmond, attended the Private View of their GCSE Art Exhibition which is on display in the cafe of the White House Community Centre in Hampton Square all summer.

The Deputy Mayor and his consort were shown around by top grade student Susie Burley and appeared very impressed by the quality and range of art on display. A visiting parent commented that the standard of art was easily comparable to that in many galleries she had visited, adding that she would happily pay money for some of the pieces on display!

Based on information supplied by sue demont.