Year 7 children enjoyed a wonderful trip to Cardiff’s National Museum & Gallery on Wednesday 17th May. The children took a tour of the museum – starting with the Evolution of Wales exhibition, which covers over 1000 square metres and includes Wales’s geological origins and even the Ice Age.

The children also saw modern masterpieces from a private collection of modern British art.The collection features work by many of the best British artists of the 20th century including Francis Bacon, Lucian Freud, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney and Peter Doig. The children were bowled-over by the bold and colourful work of abstract artist Gillian Ayres.

Theia Wilson, Head of Art at St John’s on-the-Hill School, said: “We saw skeletons of ancient creatures, a stunning reconstruction of South Wales 200 million years ago and masterpieces from Britain’s most celebrated artists. It really was a feast for our eyes. We even managed to squeeze in a visit to the LEGO store and the Welsh Heritage shop.”