Dunstable students show what their town means

Date: Tuesday 22 July 2014

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Students from Streetfield Middle School in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, have been showcasing their creativity in a competition in which we invited them to show what their town means to them.

We challenged the art students to create drawings and paintings inspired by their home town and the resulting artwork featured local landmarks including the Dunstable Downs, the Quadrant shopping centre and the Priory Church.

The best five entries earned the winners – Bethany Morris, Leah Gourley, Oliver Richardson, Jordanna Armstrong and Chloe Gosling, all in Year 7 – a £20 voucher to spend on arts and crafts materials.

Nicola Rolph, Head of Art at Streetfield Middle School, says: “Normally the pupils’ artwork is teacher-led, so they very much enjoyed the opportunity created by Taylor Wimpey to come up with their own ideas. I encouraged them to think about the places in Dunstable where they enjoy spending time with friends and family, while some of the students incorporated their hobbies and interests into their art.

“I was really impressed with their entries. Some of them brought in techniques we have recently been studying, which was great to see, and they really enjoyed discussing each other’s work. The five winners were absolutely over the moon to hear they had been chosen.”

Steve Rolt, Regional Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “The standard of the entries we received from the pupils at Streetfield Middle School was fantastic. They had clearly put a great deal of thought into their art and it was interesting to see the different associations they all had with Dunstable.

“I’d like to congratulate all the students for the effort they put into the competition and I hope they are just as pleased as we are with the results.”

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