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Pupil’s art exhibition to help the homeless

On 15th July, Paulton Infants School hosted their first art exhibition, raising over £100 for the homeless and local charity Julian House.

Calley Potts at her art exhibition.

After hearing a talk from Julian House at her school, 6 year old pupil Calley Potts wanted to do something to raise money and help support the homeless people in Julian House’s care. Being a keen artist, and with the help of her mum and dad Sadie and Terry Potts, she organised an art exhibition at her school. Alongside her art, she also invited her classmates to create pieces that they could sell to raise money for the charity.

Calley said: “Julian House came to my school and told us about homeless people in Bath. It made me feel sad because they don’t have enough food or a home to live in, so I thought I want to help. I love art and thought I could help by making and selling some pieces. I asked my school if we could hold an art exhibition and set a goal to raise £100. Now I want to keep going because I haven’t ended homelessness yet. Next I want to take requests from people and raise more money for Julian House so everyone can have a home”.

Mum Sadie added: “We are incredibly proud of Calley. She has led this from the start and has astounded us by her kindness and entrepreneurial spirit. We’d like to thank Paulton Infants school, all the parents and Julian House in supporting Calley”.

Calley is now taking art commission requests and hopes to raise even more money for the charity.

This was her first commission. It’s called ‘Dream’ and explores the dream a homeless person may have for a home of their own.

To get in touch and support Calley’s venture, email art_by_calleypotts@outlook.com