West Norfolk Mayor and Mayoress, Harry and Brenda Humphrey, take a look at some of the artwork at Hanse House, accompanied by some of the children from Whitefriars. Pictures: Ian Burt.

Proud youngsters from a King’s Lynn school got to show off their artistic talents when more than 200 people visited an exhibition of their work.

Visitors at the town’s historic Hanse House, the venue for a three-day display, included West Norfolk Mayor and Mayoress Harry and Brenda Humphrey.

Trees was the theme for the exhibition, which was staged by  pupils at Whitefriars Primary Academy together with the Arts Society of King’s Lynn.

The society’s Young Arts volunteers worked together with the school to run different workshops for each year group, with the creative results showcased last week for the public to enjoy.

Trica Rowlands, the Arts Society’s artist-in-residence at the school, said the exhibition was a great success.

She added: “More than 200 people visited the exhibition, we were quite surprised, it was lovely. We had some really lovely feedback from the visitors book. One visitor said they had to sit down as they were so moved.”

Mrs Rowlands said all 400 pupils at the school were able to get involved in the exhibition. 

Fourteen classes within all year groups had their own ideas on trees through the seasons and creations included collages, leaf mobiles, “thankful trees”, bark prints and silhouette pictures.

The national Arts Society provided funding to cover the costs of the workshops, while Lynn-based printers Clanpress donated paper.