Nine year old Liberty Scott, a Year Five pupil at St Joseph’s School in Launceston, has cause to celebrate, having been announced the national winner of a recent school collage competition.
Liberty has won £1500 for her school just by getting creative with rubbish after pupils were invited to enter the art competition organised by JDP, a leading stockist of civil and drainage products for the building industry, which has a local branch in Launceston. The ‘Four Seasons’ competition which focused on the theme of Waste and Recycling, tasked them with creating a landscape collage of one of the four seasons out of recyclable materials.
Having already been crowned the winner of the South West & Wales regional heat last month where she won £500 for the school, her Summer-themed collage has been selected as the overall UK winner from all the entries judged, and she will now be rewarded with an additional £1,000 for the school to spend on an environmental project. Liberty’s collage design will also take pride of place in JDP’s 2014 customer calendar along with the 11 other winning entries from across the country.
Sue Marks, Junior Head at St Joseph’s School, said: “The JDP competition has been a great way of introducing sustainability and the environment into our lessons and educating our pupils about recycling. We are so proud of Liberty and her winning collage.”
Jim Brown, Regional Manager of JDP said: “It’s been wonderful to see the variety and creativity of the children in their collages but Liberty’s really stood out for the judges, and she is a worthy winner of the national prize. It’s been heartening for us as a company too to see such high levels of awareness about recycling in children of this age across the country, and what can be achieved from waste we would normally throw away.”