Three Junior School pupils have launched an art sale featuring their own creations at a Muswell Hill café to help raise funds and awareness for our Junior School bursaries.
Sisters Elizabeth, Year 3, and Sophia, Year 6 and Mark, Year 3, decided they wanted to help make Highgate a place of equal educational opportunity for more local children and get involved in directly fundraising for Junior School bursary places in September 2022.
“Actions not just words and it’s the best lesson school can teach its pupils”
Natalia Egorova, Sophia and Elizabeth’s mum, says: “I think this new junior school program is of great benefit to both current Highgate pupils and new bursary recipients as the school becomes more inclusive, diverse, dynamic and better reflects society as a whole. It’s really important to get current pupils involved with the fundraising activities for the new bursary program so they can understand better and feel being part of it. Children at Highgate learn about core values such as inclusivity, kindness, sharing and diversity – now they can see a great example of all these values to be put in practice. Actions not just words and it’s the best lesson school can teach its pupils.”
Year 3 pupil Mark explains what taking part has meant to him: “I like my school very much and I am very happy to be raising money for its Junior School bursary program. I love art so my friends and I decided that we could offer charity art sale to support it.”
Year 6 pupil Sophia says: “I am really glad I can help other kids through my art and be part of this important program.” Her sister, Year 3 Elizabeth says she excited to meet the new pupils in 2022: “I very much look forward to welcoming new pupils next September. I am sure they will love our school.”
“This new bursary program can help academically bright kids who otherwise would not have been able to contemplate private education”
Alexandra Gluzman, Mark’s mum, emphasises how pleased she is about the introduction of the Junior School bursary programme: “Highgate offers excellent education and I think it’s amazing that this new bursary program can help academically bright kids who otherwise would not have been able to contemplate private education to access it.”
“What a kind community of pupils we have here in the Junior School”
Principal, Mr Mark James says “I’m delighted and proud of these three pupils for their incredibly thoughtful initiative. Not only is this such a creative way of Sophia, Mark and Elizabeth showing how they want to help other children, but it demonstrates what a kind community of pupils we have here in the Junior School. It also must be noted how beautiful their artwork is – we have some talented artists on our hands too!”
All artwork on display has been created by the three Junior School pupils, Elizabeth, Sophia and Mark.
There are two art sale exhibitions to visit:
- Now – 2 February 2022 – Queen’s Wood Cafe, 42 Muswell Hill Road, Highgate, N10 3JP
- Now – 11 Feb 2022 – Priory Park Café, N8 8lN
The Ham and High newspaper also covered an article on the art show. You can read more here