Artist Stuart Semple Raises Aspirations in Wey Valley School

At the beginning of the year, Stuart Semple led on a mentoring session with young people taking part in our Raising Aspirations Mentoring Programme.

Artist Stuart Semple Raises Aspirations in Wey Valley School

Our Ambassador Stuart offered guidance and support to students with their art projects and also spent time chatting to young people wishing to pursue a career in Art.

Stuart, who has enjoyed a successful artistic career spanning 13 years with over 15 international solo exhibitions, 40 group shows and major public art projects elaborated: ‘I had an amazing and inspiring visit to the Wey Valley School. It was special to meet the students and see their work. There is certainly a lot of creative and artistic talent there and I hope they got as much out of the day as I did.

It is vital to encourage creative kids to pursue their artistic dreams, too often they are discouraged from reaching their potential. There are varied and exciting futures within the creative industries, across so many fields and I am sure we will have some Wey Valley students excelling in the future’.

Anna Hines, Progress Mentor at Wey Valley explained: ‘Stuart’s visit forms part of the Raising Aspirations mentoring programme which aims to encourage our students to develop self-belief and aspirational life goals. Stuart was extremely keen to be involved with the students and I was delighted when he agreed to share his own personal story about his journey from an ordinary college student, to an incredibly successful international artist’.

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