Teachers gathered after school yesterday to decide which works of art should be included in the library corridor gallery. It was a difficult job but, after a lot of thought, 34 of the 57 pieces submitted were put on display. The quality of the work was amazing!
Included in the gallery are paintings, collage, models from card, papier mache models, an appliqued cushion, a work of art made from a plant, and some Joseph Cornell style boxes. The only rule was that the outline map of Australia had to feature somewhere. On some pieces it was immediately obvious but on others you had to look closely to find the map. It was fascinating to see the different ways in which our pupils interpreted the theme.
We decided not to have first, second or third prizes. I think it would be very hard to decide which of the many imaginative works of art should be awarded first prize! I also think that everyone will have a different favourite.
Pupils from Nightingale, Ravel, Redgrave and Kingsley classes contributed collages they created to go on display alongside the KS2 competition entries. Each collage took a theme, such as animals, people or food, and was made in the shape of the map of Australia.
Some of the competition entries forgot to include the map and some were not as good as they could be. These were not included. However, teachers are so pleased with the high number of entries, as well as the thought and creativity on display, that every pupil who participated will receive a special prize. Watch this blog to find out what it is!