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Dawn House pupils display artwork at the Royal Academy of Arts

July 1, 2024

Pupils from Dawn House – a Speech and Language UK school for children with complex speech and language challenges, in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire, are to have their artwork displayed at the Young Artists’ Summer Show 2024 online exhibition and display at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA). 

The artworks chosen for display at the Royal Academy in London and exhibited online are: 

Charcoal drawing of a horse running through a field. Trees and birds can be seen in the background.
Colourful drawing using blues, oranges, yellows and greens. The drawing is titled 'Abstract Train'.
Painting of a footballer in a blue and white striped shirt with the number 40. The footballer faces away from us with his hand in the air. He is white with brown hair and stood in front of a brown background.

Artworks left to right: Daffodil Horse, Abstract Train, Messi.

“I am so pleased that our pupils have had their artwork chosen. Every year the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition gives students at Dawn House the opportunity to get creative and encourages children with speech and language challenges to express themselves and bring to life their passion for art.” 

This will be the third year that Dawn House has taken part in the Young Artists’ Summer Show which is open to students aged 4–19 studying in the UK. Artworks are judged by a panel of artists and arts professionals, with selected artworks displayed online and on-site at the Royal Academy of Arts.  


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Dawn House is a specialist school run by the charity Speech and Language UK for children with severe or complex speech and language challenges. It is in Rainworth, Nottinghamshire.  

A recent report from Speech and Language UK found that 1.9 million children are behind with talking and understanding words - the highest number ever recorded.