Collaborative Piece of Art Reaches Final

Congratulations to our Art Department who submitted a beautiful piece of group artwork to the Global Canvas Children's Art Competition 2018 and have reached the final which will be held at the Natural History Museum on 15 March 2018.  This is a wonderful achievement especially given that the competition received entries involving over 4500 children from 15 countries.  

The annual DSWF Global Canvas Art Competition is part of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation’s Art for Survival programme and was established in 2004 to encourage young people to express their concern for the environment through art.  Each year they look for imaginative group entries from children aged 16 years and under to use creative media, including art and sculpture, to create a mini-exhibition reflecting the year’s theme which this year is ‘Into the Wild’. 

The Art Department is a buzzing environment during lunch and after school and the various art clubs decided to enter this exciting competition.  Girls created an underwater-themed response making reference to the topical issue of plastic in our oceans.  

Miss Lawson's groups created hanging ceramic fish and tiles for the sea bed.  Miss Dolan's textile club students created jelly fish using a number of different techniques.  Mrs Byrne's painters completed underwater-themed paintings.  These all came together to produce the fantastic collaborative piece (pictured) and everyone is very excited at the prospect of having it exhibited at the Natural History Museum.  Well done to all involved and we all wish you good luck in the final!