Pupils' art will go public
  • 10 03 2016

Pupils' art will go public

Source: Steve Loader

Can the River Medway inspire budding young artists to new heights?

Members of the public can judge for themselves when entries to the Tri-History Arts Competition go on display next month, in Burham.

The competition, with its theme 'The River and what it means to me' allows entries to be based on the area’s human, natural and social/industrial history, and was launched at the start of the year for primary schoolchildren in Burham, Eccles, and Wouldham, neighbouring the new community being built at Peters Village.

Co-sponsored by Peters Village developer Trenport Investments Ltd and its site contractor Bam Nuttall, a generous £900 worth of prizes is being offered, comprising £250 for the gold prize and £10 for each of his/her classmates, £150 for silver, £50 for bronze and the chance to win voucher prizes for highly commended entries.

Judging takes place on 20 April, with the public exhibition staged the following week, on Wednesday 27 April from 3-6.30pm at Burham Community Centre.

Competition organiser and Trenport Community Liaison Manager Shirley Boards said: “Last year’s inaugural competition, attracted an impressively high standard of entries and we are expecting no less this time around, though the event is not open to all ages this year.

“An all-school/ages operation puts a lot of strain on teachers and pupils alike so, after consultation with the head teachers, we decided the ‘whole school’ approach will be used every three years and all others – as this year – will concentrate on Year 5 (aged 9-10) pupils."