Barton Peveril Students Create Wellness Gallery for B&Q

B&Q Head Office Wellness Gallery

In late September, A-level Art Photography students held a photography exhibition at the B&Q Head Office, based in Chandler’s Ford, Eastleigh to celebrate the new Wellbeing Area.

32 students from Barton Peveril Sixth Form College produced photographic work to help support and improve the wellbeing of B&Q staff, the images displayed are located in a unique gallery space and seating area.

The collaboration between external companies and the arts demonstrates the acknowledgment and importance of appreciating creative art across a broad range of industries. The arts are a wide range of human practices of expression, storytelling and cultural participation. They encompass multiple and diverse modes of thinking, doing and being. The creative art subjects are persued in professional fields such as higher education or employment.

Subject Leader of Photography, David Tipper expresses:

We are so excited to be able to share creative work in this way and have been really impressed by our students’ professionalism and the high standard of images included.

As part of the event, B&Q staff members voted for Favourite Image, selecting three winners in order. Each student achieved an award with a monetary prize.

1st Place – Ben Shipway

2nd Place – Ayesha Griffin

3rd Place – Fred Jackson

Jackson, Second Year student formerly of The Gregg School speaks on the event:

I’m grateful to the college and B&Q for such a wonderful opportunity. I was proud to see my photograph in the wellness gallery. 

Ben Shipway, Level 4 Art Foundation student speaks on his achievement:

I never expected to win this competition with the high quality of work that was displayed. But this competition was a great opportunity for all our work to be recognised.

Ben Shipway, Level 4 Art Foundation student awarded 1st place for Favourite Image.
Ayesha Griffin, Second Year student awarded 2nd place for Favourite Image.
Fred Jackson, Second Year student awarded 3rd place for Favourite Image.

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