As previously mentioned, Rosie Taylor, a Year 13 ‘A’- level student (2016) from North Leamington School was a finalist in the ‘Make your Mark’ competition. This was organised by the West Midlands Area to coincide with the national AGM which was held in Birmingham in May 2017.
All the work of the finalists was of a very high standard. We were therefore very pleased that Rosie was awarded 3rd prize.
Thorns Infant School, Kenilworth
All the children took turns to work with a mixed media artist, Jacqui Smithson, using coloured merino wool to make leaf designs and trees. These will eventually be put together to form a colourful display in the school’s entrance hall.
The children were very focused and obviously enjoyed the experience.
Warwickshire School of Art
Our 2016 best Foundation student winner is Tom Morgan, who has recently started studying at the Slade.
One World Link ‘Day of the African Child’
Our society supported this project which involved more than 500 primary aged children from Leamington Spa meeting together to link by Skype with the school in Bo, Sierra Leone. The funding provided art materials for work inspired by a Sierra Leonean artist. The children also learned about the culture through music, songs and traditional stories from Sierra Leone.
Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchestra
We were pleased to provide funds to help support a concert given by the newly formed CWYO. This new organisation merged three previous youth orchestras and is now providing high quality musical experiences for players and audiences.
This Children’s Theatre Company, based in Warwick at the Dream Factory beside Aylesford School, organises weekly workshops involving hundreds of young people aged from 3 to 25 years. They are taught acting, movement, mime, singing, dancing, improvisation and circus skills. They encourage confidence, self-assurance and poise. Playbox have an exciting and innovative programme of performances. We provide support each year to this theatre. You can check what is on at the website www.playboxtheatre.com