Stunning art work produced by two Frome College students has helped in the rebuilding of a close church community in Charleston, South Carolina following a shooting incident in May which led to the loss of nine members of a Bible study group.
Rebecca Evans and Jamie Buckland gifted their celebrated art work to the town with help from Maths teacher, Mr Curtis, the Consortium in Trowbridge and friends who lived in South Carolina.
Rosetta Singleton from the Mother Emanuel African Episcopal Church said, ‘Gifts such as these from the College have helped the community in Charleston to carry on’. Mr Curtis said, "The school wanted to make a symbolic and positive contribution to a beautiful part of South Carolina that has been hit by tragedy; Rebecca and Jamie are great ambassadors for Frome College and have acted in a selfless way by giving to a community something they worked hard to create and could have kept themselves.’
The two students, who have completed their studies, enclosed messages of support to the community with their work. Rebecca produced a fantastic three dimensional view of a country scene within Trowbridge Park and wrote "Please accept these gifts of art as a token of our love and support during this difficult time. We hope you enjoy them and that they bring you peace and comfort knowing that you are in our thoughts.”
Jamie produced a stunning series of images featuring sunsets and shooting stars and wrote: "What inspired me to take these photographs was the power of nature. What fascinated me when taking these images was the technicalities that came with producing the images and I am very proud of them.”
John Richards, Consortium Area Field Sales Manager, who planned the careful shipping of the art work said, "We thought it was important to help Frome College send this symbol of support to the people of Charleston, to show that people across the world stand with them as they rebuild their community and we are proud to be associated with this offering".