Encouraging artistic expression in young people was the aim of a high-profile visit to a school in Harrow.

Artist Jane McAdam Freud, the daughter of painter Lucian Freud and granddaughter of founder of psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud, called at Claremont High School, which is participating in SEGRO Young Artists 2013, a programme in which schools work with professional visual artists to create art for commercial business settings.

This year the programme is exploring the theme ‘The World of Work’ and the pieces will form part of an exhibition at the Royal Society of Art in April, which Mrs McAdam Freud will open.

During her visit she examined the students’ work in progress and spoke with them about the ideas behind their artwork.

She encouraged the students to continue expressing themselves through their work and to keep doing so after the programme ends.

Six schools in London and the Thames Valley are taking part and the programme.