Art and Handwriting Competition 2018

Nantwich Rotary Art and Handwriting Competition 2018


Winners from Nantwich Primary Schools Gather for Rotary Art & Handwriting Competition Award-Giving


 Laura Smith MP and Mayor Arthur Moran Presented Prizes to Winners



Nantwich Saturday April 28th 2018:   On Saturday April 28th Laura Smith MP and Cheshire East Mayor, Arthur Moran presented prizes at the Nantwich Museum to winners and runners up of the 10th Rotary Club of Nantwich Primary Schools Art and Handwriting Competition.  Nine local primary schools submitted almost 800 entries competing for total prize money of £600.


The theme for the competition was “My Favourite Place”, which was interpreted in many different and creative ways by the children. The judges were local artist and architect Martin Greenwood and calligraphy expert Frances Passmore who had the tough challenge of choosing the winners. 


Teachers, friends and family members of the children waited with eager anticipation to hear what they had won as they knew only that they were winners.  The gifted winners were awarded their prizes as follows:


Gold Medal Winners (£50 gift voucher plus a medal each)


·         Key Stage 1 Art:  Lillie Mogridge, Acton School

·         Key Stage 2 Art:  Lola Hilton, Acton School

·         Key Stage 1 Handwriting:  Aimee Lindop, Pear Tree School

·         Key Stage 2 Handwriting: Louise Hayer, Stapeley Broad Lane School


The school judged to have the highest overall standard of entries in both art and  handwriting was Stapeley Broad Lane. Kathryn Acklam from the school was thrilled to receive a cheque for £250 which is to be used to further enhance the school’s facilities. 


In addition, sixteen Silver Medal prizes of £25 in the form of gift vouchers plus a medal  were awarded to the children judged to be runners up for artwork and handwriting in each  Key Stage group.  


Said Rotarian Ashley Weaver: “This year is the tenth anniversary of the competition and I am delighted to see that it continues to shine a light on so much local talent. Many congratulations to all our wonderful winners and our sincere thanks to our generous sponsors - the William Hodgkin Trust and Lyon Griffiths, Chartered Accountants.”  


The children’s work will be on display in the Museum until 2nd June 2018.


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