Gomer Infant School pupils are record breakers

SMILES From left, Lewis O'Rielly, five, Maisy Chase, five, Isobel Thompson, seven, James Duggan, seven, Jessie Laver, six, and Thomas O'Keefe, six. Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (122446-1)

SMILES From left, Lewis O'Rielly, five, Maisy Chase, five, Isobel Thompson, seven, James Duggan, seven, Jessie Laver, six, and Thomas O'Keefe, six. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (122446-1)

From left, Karen Brown, head of art at St Johns College, with GCSE students Emily Gosling, Fiona Brown and Kit King, all 16

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RUNNING with their gold medals, these youngsters are celebrating being world record holders.

The pupils, from Gomer Infant School in Gosport, are a few of the 201,948 children who took part in the country’s largest art project by making self portraits and uploading them to an online gallery of faces.

And in recognition of their school’s commitment to the arts, Arts Council England has awarded it the Artsmark Gold award.

The school’s arts leader, Jo Bedson, said: ‘We believe the arts have a special place in the curriculum in helping all children achieve their full potential.

‘We offer an exciting arts education programme and we are delighted this has been recognised by us being awarded.’

Later this year the children’s portraits will be handed over to be stored at The British Library.

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