Artwork and crafts viewed by hundreds at Whittlesey Festival
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Artwork and crafts by children and students were viewed by hundreds at this year’s Whittlesey Festival.
The Schools Art Exhibition was on display in the Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street on September 10.
Local schools including New Road, Alderman Jacobs, Coates, Park Lane and Sir Harry Smith Community College took part in the exhibition.
Marija Lysak, who organised the competition on behalf of the festival, said: “This year it was great to have every local school taking part.
“Both the standard of work and the number of entries which totalled nearly 150 surpassed all our expectations.
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“What a fantastic opportunity for others to see first –hand the creative talents of our local young people.
“On behalf of the festival committee I would like to thank everyone who entered – they should be extremely proud of themselves and we look forward to next year.”
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Comments from visitors included “wonderful talent from both the junior and senior categories, such a variety, best I’ve ever seen” and “absolutely superb efforts. Some brilliant pieces of artwork from Whittlesey Schools; real artists in the making and beautifully set out”.
One mum said “brilliant exhibition. It was lovely to see my daughter’s artwork on display.”
One of the competition judges added: “The standard was exceptional and we had an extremely hard task choosing the winners.”
Prizes were awarded by the Deputy Mayor of Whittlesey Councillor Julie Windle on the day.
The winners were:
Primary: Age 4-7 years category
1st Harrison Grant –Park Lane School
2nd Lois Bayford Alderman Jacobs School
3rd Thomas Stott Coates School
Highly Commended: Charlotte Attridge - New Road School
Primary: Age 8-11 years category
1st Taylor Jordan -Park Lane School
2nd Charlotte Sao Pedro- New Road School
3rd Ellie Mayo – Coates school
Highly Commended – Hannah Cameron - Park Lane School
Senior Age 11-14 Years category- Sir Harry Smith Community College
1st Emily Sayer
2nd Jack Dryland
3rd Ruby Fitzjohn
Highly Commended: Victoria Fox
Senior Age 15-18 Years category – Sir Harry Smith Community College
1st Eleanor Boughtwood
2nd- Sophie Hobbs
3rd Scott Moores
Highly Commended: Rebecca Freeman
For more information or to find out how you can get involved with next year’s festival (September 9, 2018) contact Brian Smithyman on 01733 752093 or email email@example.com or call Jenny Parker on 01733 351005.