Inspire Academy Pupil Wins Art Competition!

We are delighted to announce that one of our Year 13 pupils, Brooke Altringham, has won an Art competition through Mental Health First Aid England (MHFA). 


Here is what the MHFA had to say about the competition on their website:

'Mental Health First Aid England is committed to telling the stories of people with experience of mental health issues. People’s unique stories bring our courses to life, help to break down stigma and deepen society’s understanding of mental health. Would you be willing to share your own story through artwork to be featured in MHFA courses? 

We are looking for art by young people with lived experience of mental health issues. The art can be anything – drawing, painting, photography, digital, sculpture, collage – that illustrates your mental health journey.   

We will feature a selection of these artworks in our upcoming courses supporting young people with mental ill health. We may also use some of the art in marketing materials such as leaflets or articles on our website.  

Your artwork can depict any mental health issue, as long as it focuses on your mental health journey. We welcome artwork created by the young people our courses are designed to support – from ages 8-18. You can be any age to submit your art, but if you are aged under 18, you will need permission from a parent or guardian first. 

If your artwork is selected, we’ll get in touch with you to discuss licensing your image for our courses. If your artwork is selected, you will get a Love2Shop gift voucher to thank you for your contribution, and your artwork will be shown in an exhibition alongside that of other artists whose work has been selected to feature in our resources.' 


And here are the winning pieces of art that Brooke submitted:




We also have another reason to congratulate Brooke - she has been offered a conditional place at Canterbury Christ Church University!!


Congratulations Brooke from all of us at Inspire, we couldn't be more proud!