During the last academic year, St Mark’s entered the 2018 Art in Heaven Competition, which was led by NATRE. They gave a range of options for schools to explore when entering the competition and each year group created a piece of artwork to submit. The children were asked to explain their thinking behind their piece of artwork.
We are proud to announce that our Year 5 pupils (current Year 6) won the national competition for their entry which they entitled ‘The Golden Rule’ (pictured below):
We decided to look at the theme of ‘peace’ through Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Our artwork represented peace within the religions but also between them as well, using symbols and words we felt explored the theme. We decided to represent our learning by creating a large, diamond-shaped flag made from individual triangular pieces (to represent the three religions). All children had an opportunity to sew or cross-stitch a design, such as the words Shalom and As-Salaam as well as symbols such as the Torah, a dove and the crescent moon. This wonderful art work is currently displayed in our Rainbow Room.
Please find below a link to the NATRE website where the winners have been announced:
This is the first time that St Marks have ever won a national competition and we are extremely proud of all of the children for entering it. Well done everyone, especially year 6!