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Borough youngsters bag prizes for their creative talents
9:00am Saturday 12th October 2013 in Local
CREATIVE pupils from two borough schools proved triumphant in a competition organised by teachers’ union, NASUWT.
The annual Arts and Minds competition encouraged young people to explore what diversity, equality and identity meat to them and how it is reflected in their lives, families, schools and communities, using art and creative writing skills.
Harriet Compton, a year 10 pupil from Redhill School, Stourbridge was a winner in the individual secondary artwork category for her entry, Brick Lane – the heart of diversity and Georgina Burrows, a year 10 pupil from Ellowes Hall Sports College, Dudley was named a winner in the individual secondary creative writing category for her entry, Cultural Diversity.
The students were invited to an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday (October 9) and were rewarded with a voucher worth up to £100, a visit to a top London attraction and £350 for their schools.
Chris Keates, general secretary of NASUWT, said: “Pupils and their teachers at the schools have evidently worked very hard to achieve such success. Each entry was a highly creative and thoughtful response to the issues of diversity and equality.
“The standard of entries throughout the competition was very high and I know the judges had great difficulty in choosing the winners. The quality was strong throughout all of the age groups and categories.”
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