27 November 2013

Artistic pupils recognised at prestigious prize-giving

Perth Museum and Art Gallery was the perfect surroundings for the official prize-giving for the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust Schools’ Art Competition on Thursday evening.

Now in its ninth year, 2013 was the first time that the competition was opened up to secondary pupils and the judges have been incredibly impressed with all the entries they have received.

Ross Smith of Blackford Primary School scooped the overall primary school top prize while Brooke Watson of Perth High School claimed the top spot in the secondary category.

Ross’ vibrant study of a capercaillie caught the judges’ eye and has won him the coveted Michael Wolfe Murray Quaich. Brooke’s intricate pencil study of a pheasant immediately impressed the judging panel which comprised GWCT’s Katrina Candy, sculptor Julian Jardine, Dunkeld Hilton’s Peter Richardson and the Provost of Perth and Kinross Elizabeth Grant. Brooke has been awarded an engraved glass trophy and both winners also receive a fun-packed day at Living Well at the Hilton Dunkeld House to include a mini Highland Games, lunch and lots of outdoor activities for their whole class as well as a place on a Julian Jardine art class and gifts from GWCT.

Joining the judges at Thursday evening’s prizegiving reception was all the category winners and runners-up, their families, teaching staff, Gordon Walker, vice convener of the Lifelong Learning Committee and Bill Atkinson, deputy director of education and children’s services.

“This has been an excellent competition to organise and judge,” said Katrina Candy, Head of PR & Education (Scotland), GWCT.

“We have been delighted with the response from local schools and especially pleased that we have such generous sponsors as Julian Jardine and Living Well at Hilton Dunkeld House. Perth & Kinross Council has been hugely supportive and Perth Museum has provided the perfect venue to house the exhibition of winners.”

Provost Elizabeth Grant said: “The standard of entries was very high and I would like to congratulate all school pupils who put forward art to be judged. I was very impressed by all the work that came before the judging panel. This was the first time secondary schools could enter, and the standard of work by their pupils was excellent.

“Special congratulations must go to the winners Ross Smith and Brooke Watson for their excellent entries.

“I would encourage members of the public to go along to the Museum and have a look at the amazing pieces of art produced by our young people.”

The exhibition will remain at the Museum on public view for a further week.

 

Results

P1 – 3

Place

Name

School

Winner

Phoebe Thomson

Ardvreck School, Crieff

Runner Up

Holly Reid

Rattray Primary

Commended

Euan Beaton

Aberuthven

Commended

Louisa Jeffers

Logiealmond Primary School

Commended

Suzanna Pearce

Ardvreck School, Crieff

 

P4 – 5

Place

Name

School

Winner

Isabella Watson

Ardvreck School, Crieff

Runner Up

Eleanore Ogerau

Ardvreck School, Crieff

Commended

Sarah Clephane

Murthly,

Commended

Molly Heron

Ardvreck School, Crieff

Commended

Freya Mitchell

Burrelton Primary School

Commended

Ella Preece

Burrelton Primary School

Commended

Aidan Scott Gray

Fossoway Primary School

 

P6 – 7

Place

Name

School

Winner

Ross Smith

Blackford Primary School

Runner Up

Tristan Kinge

Ardvreck School, Crieff

Commended

Georgie Anderson

Ardvreck School, Crieff

Commended

Ollie Strudwick

Ardvreck School, Crieff

Commended

Bertie Galloway

Ardvreck School, Crieff

 

S1 – 3

Place

Name

School

Winner

Brooke Watson

Perth High School

Runner Up

Megan Fletcher

Perth High School

Runner Up

Gemma Woodhead

Perth High School

Commended

Rona Ballantyne

Perth High School

Commended

Chloe Shek

Perth High School

Commended

Annie Devlin

Perth High School

 

S4 – 6

Place

Name

School

Winner

Eve Moran

Perth High School

 

Overall Winner

Primary

Ross Smith

Blackford Primary School

Secondary

Brooke Watson

Perth High School

 

END


Notes to editors

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust is an independent wildlife conservation charity which carries out scientific research into Britain’s game and wildlife. We advise farmers and landowners on improving wildlife habitats. We employ 22 post-doctoral scientists and 50 other research staff with expertise in areas such as birds, insects, mammals, farming, fish and statistics. We undertake our own research as well as projects funded by contract and grant-aid from Government and private bodies. The Trust is also responsible for a number of Government Biodiversity Action Plan species and is lead partner for grey partridge and joint lead partner for brown hare and black grouse.

For information, contact:

Playfair Walker
Telephone: 0131 445 5570
Email: richard@playfairwalker.com

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