THE youngest-ever exhibitors will show their work at the Great Sheffield Art Show this month. Primary children are taking part as a result of the Sport In Our School competition, which was themed around the Olympics.
Two schools shared first prize – Dobcroft Junior and Westways Primary at Crookes.
Art show co-organiser Mike Fearne said: “We were delighted by the quality of the work. The variation of the entries was both exciting and very skilful and we found it difficult to select winners and runners-up.”
Key Stage 2 pupils from Dobcroft Junior, Katy Hughes, Natalie Seidel, Megan Burns and Clare Ward, and Key Stage 1 pupils from Westways, Nina Aigh McCaulay, Arran Aigh McCaulay, Rana Taher, Ava Brears, Saheeb Alazeedi, Coralie Noble and Katie Dearden, have been invited to the show to receive their prize from Lord Mayor John Campbell.
Each school will receive £100 and each child will get a gold medal. Silver medals go to pupils of the runner-up schools – Broomhill Infant School’s Tadhg Sheeran, Ruby Robin-son, Jamie Lightfoot, Matty Lee, Trixie Morrison-Parry and Rania Maaaranen and Malin Bridge Primary’s Luke Thompson, Cameron Johnson, Jack Emmott and Alannah Duncan.
The 25th Great Sheffield Art Show will have more than 2,000 pieces of art on display at the Octagon Centre from Friday, June 29, to Sunday, July 1.
The Olympics was also the theme of this year’s Woodseats Festival Children’s Art Competition.
Overall winner was Henry Purshouse, aged 11, of Abbey Lane Primary, whose picture will appear on the festival poster.
Lucy Percival and Charlie Chance, also from Abbey Lane, were runners up from the 8-11 year entries. Cara Staniland, from Abbey Lane, won the 5-7 year category, and Bailey Musgrave, from Woodseats Primary, was the under-fives winner.