School turns art gallery

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TOP artistic talent will be on display as an historic school stages its annual open day.

Nunnykirk School for Dyslexia near Netherwitton will give visitors and parents of prospective pupils the opportunity to see its first class facilities for themselves next week as it invites them to take a closer look at the centre.

Students will offer guided tours around the Grade 1 listed building, teachers will be at hand to discuss their work and there will be the chance to watch class demonstrations in maths, cookery and art.

But as if that wasn’t enough to show off its skills, the school will also proudly display the art and photography work of its GCSE students.

Headteacher Carol Hodgson said: “We always enjoy the open day as it gives the pupils and staff a chance to show what we do here at Nunnykirk.

“This year visitors will also be able to see the pupils’ displays of art and photography GCSE exam submissions.

“The school has developed an excellent reputation for art and photography, with previous pupils gaining high national rankings in their exams and winning many awards for art.”

The school teaches pupils with dyslexia and associated learning difficulties, aged nine to 18.

It will be open to visitors on Wednesday, between 10.45am and 12.30pm, and from 1.45pm to 3.30pm. For further details or to confirm attendance call 01670 772685 or visit

The school is also taking a stall at Morpeth Fair Day on Sunday, June 12 to promote its work.