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Upton student art with ‘important message’ to go on public display – The Isle Of Thanet News

Ellie, Rosie and Oscar Art Winners

Children’s artwork from Upton Junior School depicting the ‘protect our planet’ message is to be displayed to the public in Broadstairs.

The colourful, creative paintings and designs will be laminated and fixed to hoardings which obscure the current construction site of the McCarthy Stone development in Broadstairs Road.

The school was invited to participate in a competition organized by the promoters as part of its commitment to the local community.

Children in grades 3-6 participated and the theme sparked a series of environmental messages including ‘stop littering’, ‘don’t cut down trees’ and ‘keep our beaches clean’.

The entry level was high and after careful consideration the top three were judged to be from Ellie, Rosie and Oscar, all of whom are in fourth grade. They received gift certificates to use at Smyths Toy Store.

Stevie Bunce, Upton’s Artistic Manager, said: “It was an amazing opportunity for the children and their passion for this subject was so evident in the designs produced. They produced an array of creative ideas in a range of styles and mediums including pen, pencil and paints.

“Although three winners have been chosen, as many entries as possible will be laminated and displayed. It’s great that our children’s works are well displayed to the public – and the subject matter is important to all of us.

“We hope this will engage passers-by and encourage them to think about the need for all of us to protect our planet.”