A huge thank you and congratulations to all those who took part in the Art and Poetry Contest over February Half Term. We had some super entries from all age groups and a big thank you to Reverend Greatrex for being such a fantastic judge, going through all of the submissions and taking the time to feedback on each and every one. Below are the prize winning pieces for the four categories; Early Years, KS1, KS2 and Adults. Well done all of you who got involved!
EARLY YEARS WINNER - EMILY REYNOLDS, AGE 3
KEY STAGE 1 RUNNER UP - TOBY WILSON, AGE 7
KEY STAGE 1 WINNER - JOSIE FRASER, AGE 5
KEY STAGE 2 'HIGHLY COMMENDED' AWARD - OSCAR FRASER, AGE 10
KEY STAGE 2 RUNNER UP - WILLEM McKENZIE, AGE 11
KEY STAGE 2 WINNER - NINA WHITE, AGE 10
ADULTS JOINT WINNER - LUCY FRASER. Pre-lockdown, while doing the usual Mum work/school juggle, if I got a moment, I'd make art - mostly paintings of birds and insects. During Lockdown 1, while self-isolating, I'd go for walks, sometimes with the kids, always with the dog! I didn't have time for art, but on my walks, I'd collect little snippets of common plants, leaves or flowers which I'd put in a flower-press. This competition has been the perfect opportunity to put together a picture of all these collected things, including a couple of bugs! It's called 'Feeling Lucky', as I feel very lucky to have beautiful countryside to walk in. It also contains a little plant many would consider really very lucky... can you see it? There's a 10,000 to one chance of ever finding one... it makes me smile whenever I think of it!
ADULTS JOINT FIRST - ROZ RENDALL. This was a Story Map in response to the learning the children were doing online last term. The children in Willow were studying a story called 'The Eagle Who Thought he was a Chicken.' The children had to create their own story map using characters of their own choice and changing the story (setting, situation etc) to accommodate their characters, but with a similar running theme based on the Chicken and Eagle story. This was the "parental version" created that day...it caused much amusement on the Willow parent's Whatsapp group and was encouraged to be entered into the contest!