Bird perfect for Kilgraston pupils at GWCT art competition

9 Dec 2019 | Kilgraston School |
9 Dec 2019 |
Kilgraston School

Birds are very much of the moment at Kilgraston. This week witnessed another avian encounter with five pupils winning seven awards for their depiction of native species in the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Schools’ art competition.

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Kilgraston pupils with their winning entries at the GWCT annual art competition held at the AK Bell Library in Perth.

Now in its sixteenth year, the competition is open to all pupils, from Primary One to Sixth Year, across the county of Perth and Kinross, attracting hundreds of entries.

Each year, pupils are asked to submit a piece of artwork depicting a piece of British wildlife in its natural habitat.

The award ceremony was a prestigious event, held in Perth’s beautiful AK Bell Library, presided over by Dr Adam Smith, GWCTs Director of Policy Scotland.

Sana Javed was the overall winner in the S5–6 category and received the GWCT/Blackadders Solicitors trophy for her stunning painting of a swan and her cygnets. Sana also won a set of six lessons with local ceramicist, Julian Jardine at his studios in Perth, along with a family pass to the Scottish Game Fair.

Meteor Pu, was Runner-Up in the Secondary S1-4 category with her beautiful acrylic painting of a kestrel.

India Howie, with her acrylic of a merlin falcon; Sophia Laris’ beautiful finch on pastel with acrylic ground; Maia McLaren’s pastel of a puffin and Sana Javed’s swan and cygnets, all received commended certificates for their entries.

Maia McLaren was runner-up in the S5-6 category for her beautiful pastel study of a puffin.

Kilgraston’s Head of Art, Gillian Macleod, said: “Well done to all the girls, not only the prize winners but also all those that entered the competition. You are all winners in my eyes!”

The artwork is currently on show at the AK Bell Library.

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Kilgraston pupils with their winning entries at the GWCT annual art competition held at the AK Bell Library in Perth.
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Kilgraston pupils with their winning entries at the GWCT annual art competition held at the AK Bell Library in Perth.

About Kilgraston School

Right from the moment that you pass under the rather grand stone archway that marks the entrance to Kilgraston, it’s clear you’ve arrived at a rather special place. Travel down the driveway, over the stream and past fields of horses until you reach our Georgian red sandstone mansion. Inside, our girls’ artwork adorns every wall, and the sounds of music rehearsals echo down each corridor. Across the front lawn – to what was once the stable building but is now our bright and cheery prep school – girls laugh, play and learn together. Only 45 minutes from Edinburgh airport yet Kilgraston is secluded and girls are free to roam around the 54 acres of pristine Scottish parkland.

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