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Student Artists Brighten Local Law Firm
Eight Chesham Grammar School students were awarded prizes last week in the Blaser Mills Law art competition. Students in Year 8 and Year 9, along with their parents, were delighted to visit the High Wycombe office of Blaser Mills to see their paintings and photographs on display. The prize-winning pupils’ art and photography will hang in the conference rooms and reception area of Blaser Mills Law’s modern, new offices on Oxford Road.
It all started with a visit back to school days for former Chesham Grammar students, Sarah Ripper and Alexandra Kirk, now partners at Blaser Mills Law in Amersham and High Wycombe. Sarah Ripper met her former teacher Chris Biddle, now Head of Art at CGS, and as they reminisced about Sarah’s time at CGS studying A Level Art, the idea for the art competition was born. Year 7 and 8 students were invited to enter their paintings and photography with the theme of ‘Local Life’, and the winners were chosen at the beginning of term.
Managing Partner of Blaser Mills Law, Jonathan Lilley, said, “As a law firm we are proud to represent the local community, and it is wonderful to have art by Chesham Grammar School students for our clients to enjoy when they come to the office for meetings.” Mr. Lilley added, “Having moved to our new modern office two years ago, it’s great to finally add such colourful art work and personality to our white walls!”
Headteacher of Chesham Grammar, Miss Annmarie McNaney, said, “I would like to thank Blaser Mills Law for offering our students this fantastic opportunity.” She added, “It’s wonderful to see former students like Sarah getting involved with our current students, and opening up a whole new range of experiences.”
Leo Stacey, in Year 9, enthused, “It was amazing to see my painting hanging up at Blaser Mills. Now that I’ve started painting, I’ve decided to do Art at GCSE.”