Students' artwork set to pack a punch

Josh McIvor with his Muhammad Ali inspired artwork
Josh McIvor with his Muhammad Ali inspired artwork

Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was the inspiration behind GCSE art work for student Josh McIvor.

He drew on Ali’s mantra “floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee” to create a butterfly image on canvas.

A year 11 student at Shuttleworth College, Padiham, Josh is hoping to study at Burnley College or gain an apprenticeship. Josh said: “I love boxing so decided to use Ali as my inspiration.”

Other artwork created by the students included a colourful pair of wellington boots 3D parcels, houses and many more imaginative creations.

Curriculum Leader for Business and Technology, Charlotte Walsh said:“The students have exceeded my expectations and have worked so hard.”