Hydesville art impresses National judges

Throughout the challenges of the pandemic this year, many of us have found ourselves outdoors, connecting with nature or simply revelling in our pastimes, which is incredibly valuable for our wellbeing. We’ve really enjoyed hearing about what the #Hydesvillefamily have been up to, whether it be sport, spending time with family, or becoming immersed in performing arts.

Art has been enjoyed across the whole school, and we continue to be bowled over by our pupils’ creative talents.  Hot of the press this week is news of success in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) Midlands Art competition. Three of our pupils received first place and will be entered in to the National competition, and three others were recognised for producing excellent pieces of work.

ISA expectations are very high so we are extremely proud of how well our pupils performed.  The judge commented:

“It has been a pleasure to judge this year’s competition, and it’s lovely to see that despite a truly anxious and uncertain time, pupils have obviously turned to being creative as an escape from worrying times. In a year where the arts really is getting us through and keeping us happy, I’m thrilled to see such joy and obvious talent on show once again.

I’m sure I’ll see a few of these names again and perhaps be selling work by some of the winners one day!”

We are delighted to announce that Dhaya in Year 6 secured 2nd place overall for her Japanese lantern, Karina in Year 6 was Highly Commended for her “Perfect Poppy” and Amarah in Year 11 who left last year followed up winning the National title two years ago with a Highly commended for her 3D piece, “Hare”.

Going through to the National finals as ISA Midlands winners we have last year’s Head Girl, Jaina for her drawing “Portrait”; Isabella in Year 9 for her “Paper dress”; and the Year 2 group piece, “Autumn trees”.

Mr Honey commented: “We are immensely proud of all our pupils who have achieved so highly, and pass on our thanks and admiration to Mrs Shaw and Mrs Rees who continue to develop such outstanding art work in our children.”

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