Whittlesey Festival showcases artistic talent of local schoolchildren
PUBLISHED: 07:23 10 October 2018
More than 150 art pieces made by local schoolchildren went on display as part of this year’s Whittlesey Festival.
Hundreds of people saw the creative work at the schools art exhibition, which went on display at Whittlesey Christian Church in Broad Street.
The schools that took part included New Road, Alderman Jacobs, Coates, Park Lane and Sir Harry Smith Community College.
Cash prizes, trophies, certificates and rosettes were awarded by the Mayor of Whittlesey, Councillor Julie Windle, on the day and winners had the opportunity to have their photograph taken together with the mayor and their artwork.
Marija Lysak, who organises the competition on behalf of the festival, said: “I’m constantly in awe of the artwork that is submitted and every year the standard seems to get higher.
“It’s such a great opportunity for the public to view and appreciate the work from local children and students.
“On behalf of the festival committee I would like to thank everyone who took part – they should be extremely proud of themselves and we look forward to next year”. Comments from visitors included ‘brilliant work by all age groups’ and ‘fantastic work - so much artistic talent in our local schools, budding young artists’.
“Every picture in this event shows the hard work and effort put in.
“Well done to them all for taking part and showing us what they can do.
“The competition judges certainly had an extremely hard task choosing the winners.”
The winners were:
Junior age 4-7 year category:
1st Finlay Gibson – New Road
2nd Sugi Simon – Park Lane
3rd Logan Winfield - Alderman Jacobs
Highly Commended: Oliver Speechley – Coates
Junior age 8-11 year category:
1st Jack Holland- Alderman Jacobs
2nd Jakey Bassam – Park Lane
3rd Meagan Mayo - Coates
Highly Commended: Maisie Edwin - Alderman Jacobs
Senior age 11-14 years category- Sir Harry Smith Community College
1st Olivia Philips
2nd Mathew Kosciecha
3rd Oliver Cross
Highly Commended – Harriet Tabor-Foxon
Senior age 15-18 years category – Sir Harry Smith Community College
1st Daniel Dickens
2nd- Jack Dryland
3rd Finn Marshall
Highly Commended: Lucy Palmer
For more information or to find out how you can get involved with next year’s festival (which takes place on September 8, 2019) contact Brian Smithyman on 01733 752093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenny Parker on 01733 351005.