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House Art Competition 2015

House Art Competition 2015

It’s the ‘Big Draw’ at Gateway School this week as the children take part in the House Art Competition. During the month of October, The Big Draw took place, the world’s biggest drawing festival. Last year’s event involved twenty-six countries, with 414,000 people attending over 1800 events! No better time therefore for making drawing the focus of our competition here at school!

Birds have proved to be a wonderful stimulus for the children with each year group working in a different medium. In Reception, the children drew with large graphite sticks, focusing on pattern; Year 1 also used this medium to draw owls, focusing on tonal variety. In Year 2, the children made drawings of British garden birds in pencil and fineliner, expressing their individual ideas in their own compositions. In Year 3, peacocks were drawn using coloured inks and pupils in Year 4, linked to their Topic, produced colourful rainforest birds using watercolour pencils. Grayscale chalks were used by Year 5 to create scenes with seagulls and finally, to challenge our talented Year 6 pupils, pen and ink drawings of birds of prey were made, entitled, ‘What’s for dinner?’

We are delighted to welcome Carina Haslam from the Carina Haslam Art Gallery in Great Missenden to judge the children’s entries. She will award first, second and third places from each year group and points will be allocated to each piece of work to decide the overall winning house. Winning entries will be available to view in H3 from 16th November.

You can find out more about Carina Haslam Art at or pop into her gallery in the village.

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