Lamlash artists excel in youth art contest

Want to read more?

At the start of the pandemic in March we took the decision to make online access to our news free of charge by taking down our paywall. At a time where accurate information about Covid-19 was vital to our community, this was the right decision – even though it meant a drop in our income. In order to help safeguard the future of our journalism, the time has now come to reinstate our paywall,

However, rest assured that access to all Covid related news will still remain free. To access all other news will require a subscription, as it did pre-pandemic.

The good news is that for the whole of December we will be running a special discounted offer to get 3 months access for the price of one month. Thank you for supporting us during this incredibly challenging time.

We value our content and our journalists, so to get full access to all your local news updated 7-days-a-week – PLUS an e-edition of the Arran Banner – subscribe today for as little as 48 pence per week.

Already a subscriber?

 

Subscribe Now

By Colin Smeeton

Early years and primary pupils from Lamlash excelled themselves in the inaugural Lamlash Youth Art Competition.

Organised by Lamlash Primary School’s P7 teacher, and well known artist and crafter, Vikki MacDonald, the drawing and painting competition was open to all early years and primary pupils and carried the theme of island locations or animals.


With more than 50 entries received, the task of picking just three winners was a difficult one with the judges deciding on three first place winners, two second place winners and two third place winners.

Vikki said: ‘The competition attracted a huge amount of amazing artwork with the children investing a great deal of effort in their entries. The fun competition aimed at encouraging the enjoyment of art and crafts has shown that the children possess a great amount of talent.’

All of the children who entered the competition were presented with participation certificates and small prizes for taking part.

 


 

Jack and Matthew, both P4 pupils, shared second place. 01_B47art02

P4 pupils, Beth and Niamh, and Early Years pupil Lucas all took first place. 01_B47art03

P7 pupil Faye and Early Years pupil Abraham were the deserving third place winners. 01_B47art04

All of the entrants received a participation certificate and a small prize for taking part. 01_B47art05