National Art Winner Liberty

July 1st, 2013 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News | Results - (0 Comments)

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.”

 

 

Michael Barton, won the 1500m event at the ISA National Championships held at The Alexander Stadium in Birmingham recently, which will be hosting the Diamond league in a few weeks with the likes of Usain Bolt running on the same track!

Running against 13 other competitors in a thrilling race Michael finished 20m clear of the field to win convincingly.

Michael, a year 7 pupil, is also a member of the Plymouth Argyle Football Development squad and has also competed at National level in Cross Country.

Michael was one of 16 pupils selected, following trials, to represent the South West. This was the highest ever contingent from St Joseph’s. The athletes competed in 25 events throughout the day.

The competitors ranged in ages from 8-16 years and competed in both Track and Field events in the presence of Sally Gunnell.

Zoe Woods, a Year 6 pupil was another medal winner gaining a silver in the 4x75m relay.  Many of the other competitors gained personal best times and distances.

The full squad from St Joseph’s School were;

Year 4 William Heard 600m and 4x75m Relay

Year 4 Persephone Sparrow 600m and 4x75m Relay

Year 6 Zoe Woods 80m and 4x75m Relay

Year 6 Molly Barton High Jump

Year 7 Samuel Richmond 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay

Year 7 Jake Winmill 800m

Year 7 Michael Barton 1500m

Year 7 Christopher Thorns 75m Hurdles and 4x100m Relay

Year 7 Alex Hellyar Javelin

Year 7 Lydia Duke Shot and 4x100m Relay

Year 8/9 Yohannis Clifford-Flower

Year 8/9 Alina Nuta Discus

Year 8/9 Amy Brimacombe Javelin

Year 10/11 Emma Rivers 100m and 4x100m Relay

Year 10/11 Rosie Hellyar 300m, 800m, 4x100m Relay

Year 10/11 Millie Boardman Discus

LAUNCESTON SCHOOL IS WINNER IN CREATIVE COLLAGE COMPETITION

Year five pupil, Liberty Scott at St Joseph’s School in Launceston is celebrating having won more than £500 for her school, just by getting creative with rubbish.

Children from Year Four and Five were invited to enter an 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.

The Summer-themed collage which nine year old Liberty submitted was judged to best fit the brief given and was the overall winner in the South West & Wales heat of the competition.  Her winning collage will now go on to compete in JDP’s national competition next month, where she could win a further £1000 for her school towards an environmental project.

Jim Brown, Regional Manager of JDP comments: “It’s been wonderful to see the variety and creativity of the children in their use of household products and recyclable materials to create a collage which depicts one of our seasons, Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn, and Liberty’s in particular stood out for its artistic flair. 

“We are seeing the specification and use of recycled and sustainable products more and more in our industry, and it is heartening to see such high levels of awareness about recycling, reducing and reuse in children of this age too. Our research for the competition showed that up to 60% of the rubbish which ends up in the dustbin could be recycled and so the commitment of schools in raising awareness of recycling, either through the Eco-Schools programme, or individually, is commendable. JDP aims to continue to educate pupils and schools on sustainability matters and is already looking at a new competition for 2014.”

Sue Marks, Junior Head at St Joseph’s School, said: “The JDP competition is one way we can introduce the environmental topic into the National Curriculum and, in doing so, help to develop a creative learning environment for all pupils involved.”

She continues: “Practical, real-life activities such as collage-making have the potential to develop thinking skills, and can show how their attitudes towards recycling can create a more sustainable way of life. The children were really engaged and enjoyed working on the topic very much, and are really proud of Liberty and her winning collage.”

Pictured is Liberty Scott with JDP representative Allison Ellacott.

Congratulations to Junior Head Mrs Sue Marks, who was recently presented with her Astra Zeneca Primary Science Teacher Award.

On Friday 17th May Professor Dudley Shallcross came to St Joseph’s School to present Mrs Marks with her award. (Pictured below). Mrs Marks has also won £1,000 which will be spent on Science projects at the school.

Mrs Marks went through a rigorous selection process and is delighted to be awarded the Astra Zeneca Primary Science Teacher Award.

The Astra Zeneca Trust Awards recognise teachers who are innovative and creative and whose work contributes to science development in school and engages children in the excitement of science.

The judges observed a lesson, toured the school and talked at length to pupils and staff about Science at St Joseph’s.

Judge Mrs Caroline McGrath said, “I saw excellent teaching and learning taking place at St Joseph’s and I congratulate Mrs Marks on the Science on show throughout the school in all the classrooms.”

Head teacher Mrs Rowe said, “Mrs Marks has driven Science at St Joseph’s to the forefront of our school community from staff, pupils, parents to the Friends Association and Governors. Links have been made with Universities, specialist providers and other Primary Schools in the area to promote science, share good practice and above all inspire pupils to participate, talk about and lead science projects.”

Mrs Marks now automatically becomes a member of the Primary Science Teacher College as a result of the award.

 

On Monday 20th May 57 pupils from St Joseph’s Junior and Senior Schools took part in the Independent Schools Association (ISA) South West Athletics competition at Exeter Arena. St Joseph’s were competing against other ISA schools from the South West with the hope of getting through to the ISA National Competition in June.                                     

St Joseph’s first win of the day was in the first race when Michael Barton won the 1500m, the athletes then just couldn’t stop winning!  

Winners included:

Johannis Clifford-Flower won the 1500m & Hurdles,
Sam Richmond the 100m & 200m,
Mille Boardman and Alina Nuta the Discus,
Chris Thorns the Hurdles,  
Molly Barton the High Jump,
William Heard 600m,
Persephone Sparrow the 600m,
Lydia Duke the Shot,
Amy Brimacombe the Javelin,
Alex Hellyar the Javelin,
Zoe woods the 80m Sprint,
Emma Rivers the 100m Sprint,
Rosie Hellyar the 800m.

A total of 17 first places!! An outstanding achievement.

There were many more pupils who came 2nd or 3rd in their event and even more who challenged themselves and beat their personal bests on the day.

All of the above pupils have been selected to represent the ISA South West Team on Monday 17th June at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham at the National event.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the athletes and thank you to all the staff and parents who made the day run so smoothly.