Every year we compile an exhibition of exceptional student work as a means of showcasing the range of opportunities that KEGS students have to express their ideas and knowledge. We call it the Gifted and Talented Exhibition although, in practice, we don’t really use this terminology for very much else. Some subjects, such as Art, Drama and DT lend themselves to being put on show for others to see. However, much of the work that students do across the curriculum can be hidden – it doesn’t translate to a gallery viewing experience very easily. Our exhibition is an attempt to do that. It’s a celebration of what goes on across the school.
As with many of these things, the event has symbolic value too. It helps us to focus on the quality of work over grades and formal assessment; it helps to reinforce the diversity in what we value in the curriculum and it’s a vehicle for celebrating excellence in general. Some of the exhibits are incredibly impressive; the photos just show that they exist but a good long visit is needed to browse, to listen and to engage with the details of each piece.