The Class of 2020 may have missed out on some of the traditional Benenden farewell events because of the pandemic – but they are now receiving a unique gift.
The School commissioned Benenden Senior and artist Hannah Buchanan N/Beeches 15 to produce a painting of Hemsted House. Prints of Hannah’s artwork are now being sent to every member of the Six Two from 2019-20, whose final year at Benenden was cut short by the UK lockdown in March 2020.
While nothing can make up for the lack of events such as Muck Up Day and Speech Day taking place in person, hopefully the Class of 2020 will agree that Hannah’s painting is a beautiful representation of Benenden and that these prints will act as a lovely reminder of their time at School.
Hannah said: "From an artist’s perspective, this was quite a technical challenge, but seeing the School emerge from the canvas was hugely rewarding. I would like to thank Benenden for helping my mad idea come alive and I hope the prints represent some of the amazing times the leavers have had at Benenden."