"Butterflies Are Important” - that is the message from this year’s Marlborough in Bloom who have been working with Butterfly Conservation in local schools and have organised an art competition on the theme for the students at Marlborough St. Mary’s Primary School. Marlborough News on Line published an article with examples of the entries. Click here to view.
Slade graduate, professional painter and Shalbourne resident, Victoria Jinivizian, judged the competition said “I have been very impressed with the high standard of work. The range of interpretation is very creative. It has been very difficult to pick winners."
The first place prizes went to Eva Stansby's painting in the Key Stage One category, and to Parker Wilson in Key Stage Two category for his butterfly made out of pages from an atlas.
Pupils with runner-up places or with judge's commendations were Poppy Deane, Harvey Hepworth, Macy Manning-Rooney, Will Palmer, Tom Baker, Megan McGrath, Ruby Waters, Phoebe Smith, Jack Baker, Charlie O’Shaughnessy, Archie Guarneri, Spenser Whiting and Eleanor Holford-Wright.
Prizes were donated by The White Horse Bookshop and the art work will be on display in High Street shop windows from July 10 in time for the Britain in Bloom judging day on July 13.