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 Top crafting award
Children from Years 5 and 6 at co-educational Belmont Grosvenor School, Yorkshire, were crowned Primary school champions at the 2017 Festival of Quilts held at the NEC in Birmingham.
It is the  fth year that pupils at Belmont Grosvenor, have entered the competition at the annual event – Europe’s leading patchwork and quilting event, attracting 24,000 quilters from all over the world.
And to come  rst in the primary school category is a major coup for the school, who are taught their quilting skills by Year 5 teacher Gillian Furniss.
With the theme ‘Free’, schools were invited to submit hand-made quilts in any shape/size to the contest
– Belmont Grovenor School’s 2m square featured birds  ying free and took months of hard work to complete.
As well as coming up with
the design idea, pupils dyed
and printed the fabrics for the background, appliqued the birds and leaves onto the quilt and added the intricate decoration.
Keen quilter Mrs Furniss, who is also head of girls games at BGS, said the quilt’s success had been down to team work.
Pupils’ artwork to adorn walls of the Children’s Hospital
Pupils at Kings Monkton school, Cardiff, were selected to work together with The Trust for Sick Children in Wales and Ronald McDonald House, the charity
that provides a ‘home away from home’ to families while their child is in hospital, to create a series of artworks to adorn the rooms at a new accommodation facility at the hospital opened in July.
the late Princess of Wales. The Trust for Sick Children in Wales has now completed a new facility to accommodate the parents
and families of children that are seriously ill.
The visionary art project will see children of all ages from across the entire school coming together to create a series of paintings and sculptures that will represent the journey of the Trust while aiming to bring moments of comfort and solace to families staying at the accommodation in the future.
 Art Prize
Adam Hall, a Bolton School Sixth Form student, is the Secondary School winner in The Saatchi Gallery Art Prize for Schools 2017.
Adam travelled to London for the Awards Evening, along with Boys’ Division art teachers Mrs Mags Ryder and Mrs Jen Brewer, other members of staff, and several Old Boys with an interest in art, including John Craven (1975-1982) and his family, last year’s Prizegiving speaker Robin Partington (1964-1978) and Old Boys’ Association Ambassador Mike Shaw (1981-1988). The
Primary School winner and overall winner were also revealed during the evening.
Ty-Croeso, meaning ‘Welcome
Home,’ was of cially opened in
1991 by the Patron of the Trust
for Sick Children in Wales, H.R.H.
Pictured: Beverley Goggs, Head of Creative Arts, with pupils.
 His piece, which is titled ‘Bolton
School: A Modern Tradition’, was
one of just twenty artworks by
primary and secondary school
pupils to be shortlisted from a
pool of over 24,000 international
entries from 66 different countries.
Pictured: Adam with Bolton School Boys’ Division art teachers Mrs Mags Ryder, Coordinator for A Level Art (left) and Mrs Jen Brewer (right)
As the Secondary School winner, Adam will receive a prize of £1,000 to be spent on art and computer equipment. The School will also receive £5,000 from the Saatchi Gallery to provide high-quality
art materials and develop pupils’ creative potential.
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Bigger picture – a joint art project
 Hornsby House independent school and Lark Hall state primary school in London have forged a partnership, and one of the  rst initiatives was the Bigger Picture art project. 120 Year 5 children from the two schools had worked together over six weeks to create the artwork.
The work was hosted by social enterprise company Progress London, who are specialists in art and horticulture community ventures. The creative process was led by a group of local professional artists, including Vesna Parchet, Joe Fur, Krom Bagelsky and Barry Reigate.
The theme of the Bigger Picture was “A journey from Balham to Stockwell”, re ecting the route along the Northern Line from one school to the other. Six large
panels of outstanding artwork were created and these will now be shared between the two schools to display and celebrate the ongoing partnership.
Mark Peters, Deputy Head of Hornsby House, said, “Some exceptional artwork was produced in the Bigger Picture project. More importantly though, it brought our schools closer together, giving the children the chance to meet each other and work collaboratively.”
Gary Nichol, Head Teacher of Lark Hall, said, “The Bigger Picture project was such a positive experience for both our school and Hornsby House. It shows the bene ts for all concerned of independent and state schools working together.”
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