On Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th March the Year 6 Art Squad travelled to London to spent the day at the Natural History Museum. The children were invited as guests and finalists of the ‘Global Canvas’ Competition and have been preparing for the judging over the past few weeks.
‘Global Canvas’ is an art competition created by the David Shephard Wildlife Foundation’s Art for Survival programme and was established in 2004 to encourage young people to express their concern for the environment through art. This year the Year 6 ‘Art Squad’ entered the competition with a display focusing around the conservation of the coral reef and ocean environment. In previous art lessons the children have been looking on human impact to the shores and plastic pollution and they decided they wanted to revisit the theme but interpret the magic and the beauty of the reefs through their art . The children did brilliantly to make it to the final of the competition and thoroughly enjoyed the day -although they didn’t bring home a trophy this time they all made lasting memories and came home inspired having seen the work created by all the other schools.