HOT OFF THE PRESS
Sinclair House Pupil wins
Kensington Park School Nature Challenge!
Some children from Year 4 – Year 6 entered this competition, along with lots of other children from other Prep schools.
Sinclair House entries included: Minecraft modelling, pieces of art, newspaper reports, mixed-media and even a documentary
made by two members of Year 5.
Thomas in Year 6 was chosen as the winner of the whole competition, also winning a £25 Amazon voucher!
Congratulations to all the students who participated in our KPS Connected - Nature Challenge!
The quality of the works produced was outstanding, and I was particularly impressed by the synthesis of art and creative writing which many pupils chose to explore. A huge well done to all the schools who got involved in the challenge – and we look forward to inviting you to join further events next term!”
Mr Middleton, Headmaster
The combination of writing and drawing in so many works was lovely to see, and the structure and quality of the language used was exceptional. In the written works, it was clear students had considered many literary devices and showed enormous creativity in their writing styles.
Ms Wallace, English Teacher.
Some of the KPS Judges' comments:
The winner was unanimously chosen as TB in Year 6 at Sinclair House School, with his beautiful Bird Box!
Our judges were really impressed not only by the concept, design and construction of the Bird Box itself, but by the story behind it. Thomas’ work not only shows great creativity, but is an excellent example of how we can reuse materials to give them a new purpose – a tree at the end of its life found a new beginning as a home for wildlife.
Many congratulations to Thomas – we hope he is putting the birdbox to good use in your gardens!
The creativity shown and the individual nature of each of the works made judging extremely difficult!
I loved seeing students’ unique perspectives and approaches to the theme, from newspaper articles, collage, mixed media drawings, board games, YouTube clips, and even Minecraft models!
Ms Jones, Head of English and Languages
I was so impressed with the variety of textures and the mix of materials students used in their art and creative works. I enjoyed seeing how a number of students used nature itself (e.g. leaves, twigs, items collected from local parks) to create works inspired by the theme, and there were some fantastic constructions of overall shapes. Very well done!
Miss Jardim, Art and Design Teacher