Spearheaded by The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, Hold Still, a portrait of our nation in 2020, was launched as an ambitious community project to capture a snapshot of the people of the UK during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Whilst many people’s lives were put on hold to help protect our helpers and heroes, there were some that continued to work harder than ever, and others that endured the upheaval of hardship and loss.
Pupils at St Joseph’s were invited to send in their submissions for the National Portrait Gallery competition over the summer term to help create a collective portrait of our nation which reflects resilience and bravery, humour and sadness, creativity and kindness, human tragedy and hope.
As you can see below, our pupils produced some truly fantastic imagery, with each submission capturing a recognisable characteristic of lockdown, to which many will relate. Well done to all those who took part!