With a spring in their step
Young artists are commended for competition work
SCHOOLKIDS from four Bucks schools were presented with awards by the Chiltern DFAS Young Arts Group recently.
The schools which took part in this year’s painting competition – held for the fifth year running – were Robertswood. Chalfont St Peter CofE Academy, Chalfont St Giles Village School and St Mary’s School, Gerrards Cross, with the topic being spring time.
Young arts leader Meg Blundson welcomed the young artists and their families and friends.
Sue Gilbert, national chairman of young arts, and Felicity Sykes, area chairman were present and prizes were presented by chairman Lionel Anthony.
Fourteen children were awarded Highly Commended certificates and four school prizes were awarded with a certificate and the three winners were awarded medals, a prize and a certificate.
Amelia Leisten from Robertswood won the gold medal, Fei-Bi Allen from Chalfont St Peter CofE Academy was awarded the silver medal and Molly Evans from Robertswood won the bronze.
School Prizes were awarded to Hettie Ridout, Robertswood, Daina Jenkins, Chalfont St Peter CofE Academy, Obi Green, Chalfont St Giles Village School and Anoushka Sekhri, St Mary’s School.
Each school will be visited before the Easter break when further certificates will be awarded and every child who entered the competition will receive a commemorative badge to mark the occasion.
Twenty one paintings are currently displayed in the library and will remain until the end of April.
Chalfont St Peter library have hosted the event since it began in 2012.
Karen Dickson, on behalf of the library, was presented with two books for the children’s art section as a thank you for their hospitality.
Winners: Above, Lionel Anthony and silver winner Fei-Bi Allen. Below, bronze winner Molly Evans and right, gold winner Amelia Leisten
Success: Prize winners with the National and Area Chairman of Young Arts and Meg Blunsdon leader Chiltern DFAS Young Arts. Below, Karen Dickson receives book a from Amelia Leisten with Lionel Anthony and Meg Blunsdon