THE talents of Blackpool’s creative school children will be showcased across the resort through the Young Seasiders school arts and crafts exhibition.
The Gazette’s annual competition invites children of all ages to submit their best pieces of work.
Youngsters at Poulton CE Primary School have been busy putting the finishing touches to their work for the 66th annual show this year.
Blackpool and The Fylde College is sponsoring the competition this year, in the hope of encouraging and nurturing young talent.
Maggie Woodings, head of school of creative arts said: “Supporting the Young Seasiders Schools Arts and Craft Exhibition is a way in which Blackpool and The Fylde College can help to inspire students and recognise the creative talent and artistic flair evident across the Fylde coast. Inspiring young people to take an active interest in the creative arts from an early age is hugely important – it can help them to express themselves and build confidence.
“But equally it instils transferable skills such as developing high levels of communication and creative thinking.”
The theme for submissions of larger artwork pieces this year is ‘When I Grow Up...’.
Work from 60 schools will be displayed in the Solaris Centre, on South Promenade, South Shore, from March 27 until April 28.
A prize-giving event at Blackpool Tower will be held on April 24 when the prestigious Young Seasiders Trophy will be presented.
Mayor Sylvia Taylor will officially open the exhibition, which will be open daily and free to visit.