Lauren Vitty Principal’s Award Winner
LIFE is beginning to add up for a student who has battled a life-long struggle with numbers to develop her true talent within the arts.
Cleveland College of Art & Designs student Lauren Vitty has been rewarded for her efforts after picking up the Principal’s Award for her work.
The 18-year-old, of Darlington, spotted the hidden benefits of upcycling, completing a final major project in how best to reuse a host of items, including making a clock from her mum’s Whitney Houston vinyl record.
“I struggled with maths from primary school and it really affected my confidence,” said the Level 3 extended diploma graphic design student.
“I always enjoyed art and sketching and coming to The Northern School of Art has shone a new light on my life. It has helped boost my confidence and self-esteem and I was overwhelmed to pick up the top prize for my work.”
Lauren will start a design degree course in York in September and hopes one day to be a freelance designer.
Her tutor Chris Beadle said: “She came here with just enough and has found it tough. But credit must go to her for always finding a way through and around her problems and I am really proud of what she has achieved.”
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