​Mary, now a student at the University of the Arts London (UAL), graduated from BSB in 2017-2018.

Mary, now a student at the University of the Arts London (UAL), graduated from BSB in 2017-2018. “BSB was a platform for me, giving me a wider viewpoint of many international ideas, beliefs and people and more chances to know about contemporary art and develop my interest in it. If I hadn’t come to BSB I would have faced a lot more restrictions, but at BSB I was given appropriate independence and freedom. I think the teachers at BSB respected my choices, so if I wanted to do more art I was able to and I could organise my homework for other subjects myself. I became braver and now have the self-belief to focus on my art. My teachers always helped me to release stress by talking with me, which also really helped.”