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14-year-old Bromley girl is praised for children's book design

PUBLISHED: 12:02 14 May 2014 | UPDATED: 12:07 14 May 2014

Faith Gardener, who studied in her own time, proudly displays her work.

Faith Gardener, who studied in her own time, proudly displays her work.

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A group of 24 talented pupils were rewarded for their creative efforts with an exhibition of their work.

The 24 students undertook a half GCSE in Graphic Communications over the past year.The 24 students undertook a half GCSE in Graphic Communications over the past year.

Faith Gardener, 14, of Bromley, attended the exhibition at Sydenham School on May 8 where her work was displayed.

Last year Faith joined 24 other students prepared to commit to a formal taught after school session every week, as well as spending extra curricular hours exploring a range of graphic design and illustration, to gain a half GCSE in Graphic Communications.

The exhibition included the sketch books behind Faith’s final pieces of coursework design, a children’s book called “Timbo’s Space Adventure”.

She said: “I have become much more sensitive to the relationship between such book’s words and pictures.

“I wanted the script to be a font that resembles legible children’s handwriting as I think that will be more inviting for early readers. The pictures themselves owe a lot to children’s illustrator Nicola Slater, while the story is about a toy monkey who is catapulted into space, his adventures there and his return. The Wizard of Oz is a film I love and it was definitely in the back of my mind when I decided Timbo should get home safely and realise how much he had missed his friends and family.”

Guest visitor, professional artist Roxana Halls, attended the exhibition.

She said: “I find the girls’ ideas quite inspiring and refreshing. It is a great pleasure seeing how skilled and adventurous they are, trying out different media and also drawing on other artists’ ideas and approaches.“

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