21 August 2017

Young artists in Perth and Kinross urged to get creative by the GWCT

THE Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT) is again appealing to school pupils across the Perth and Kinross Region to get creative and enter the Trust's annual schools art competition, which is now in its 13th year.

School children are encouraged to create a piece of art depicting a game or wildlife species from anywhere in the UK relevant to the Trust’s conservation work, giving loads of choice in terms of subject matter, with entries being accepted in any medium.

Photo CompetitionSponsored by Blackadders, with prizes donated by Perth-based artist and sculptor Julian Jardine, the competition is supported by Perth and Kinross Council’s Education and Children’s Services and the Royal Highland Education Trust (RHET) in conjunction with Culfargie Estates.

Sheena Stewart, representing the GWCT, said: “We have extended the competition this year to cover both game and wildlife in order to highlight the valuable work the Trust is involved in regarding conservation of many species. For more than 10 years the competition has been a big success in schools across the region and I am sure this time around will be well supported too.” 

Information packs and entry forms are being sent out to all Primary and Secondary Schools in Perth and Kinross in the coming weeks.

Caption: Pupils from Morrison’s Academy waste no time in finding inspiration for the GWCT schools art competition.

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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