Maryland was privileged to have renowned hyperrealist artist Kelvin Okafor present a special art masterclass with 10 of our talented students from Year 5 and 6. Coincidentally he is one of the key artists incorporated into the Year 5 art curriculum.

Kelvin Okafor specialises in pencil portraits but his work is often mistaken for photographs due to their detail and likeness to reality. This workshop was gifted to us by the Windrush Foundation (cross-curricular links with history) and the children in the workshop guided by Kelvin worked on a portrait of a Windrush Hero that the children wanted to honour. They chose unanimously that the Headteacher receive this tribute.