Bolton School Senior Girls

A Celebration of Art

Blackrod Primary School’s wonderful igloo installation ensured they were the winners of Bolton School’s new Celebration of Art event. 

A large gathering of parents, pupils and teachers enjoyed perusing a selection of imaginative pieces in a wide variety of different artistic styles at an exhibition held in Bolton School’s Arts Centre. 

Entries from children from Reception to Year 6 at local primary schools were invited for the competition and there were four category winners, who each received an art folder full of goodies. An award was also made to the winning school, Blackrod, whose children had produced a life-size illuminated igloo made of plastic milk bottles and other recycled material. As a prize, they will enjoy an Art workshop at their school conducted by Boys’ Division Art Teacher, Mrs Ryder. Other schools involved in the competition were Fox Wood School, Whittle-le-Woods Church of England Primary School, St William of York Roman Catholic Primary School and St Philip’s Church of England School. Every child that had their work exhibited took away a book about art. 

On the evening, an exhibition of GCSE and A level artwork produced by Bolton School students and a series of workshops conducted by Sixth Formers inspired the young artists to further their endeavours and to aim high. 

Pleased at how the exhibition had gone, Mrs Ryder said: “The event was everything I had hoped for. It provided an opportunity for local schools to show their stunning artwork in an exhibition setting and I was delighted to be able to award art equipment, books and a practical session with myself and to inspire future artists. It is an important subject for so many and it should be celebrated. I am also indebted to A Level Art students Sam Towers, Luke Brabbin and Ashfaq Emritte for their help on the evening."

Blackrod Primary School's igloo

Blackrod Primary School's wonderful igloo installation made of recycled plastic milk bottles and other recycled material won first prize at the Celebration of Art

A feature of the exhibition was the wide variety of artistic techniques on display

Sixth Form students helped out on the day with workshops and instruction