Years 7 - 9 Art Competition

Community service is a part of the EIS programme which aims at preparing students as they get ready to join the outside world. It is a selfless service which sets out to teach students the need to lend a helping hand, especially in areas of perceived need without seeking reward. This activity is carried out by Year 12 students. Part of this year’s community service targeted the school’s community. The target audience was divided into two: Reception to Year 6 and Year 7 to Year 9.

For the students of Year 7 to Year 9, an art competition was organized on the theme “Heroes and Leaders”. Here they were encouraged to explore this theme through works of art and imagination, and they did incredibly well.

On Wednesday 9th February at 10 a.m. the competition took place. The students came in their numbers to show their talents. Afterwards, their work was sent to a panel of impartial judges made up of two students representing the Student Council, three teachers from the school, and the Headteacher. These judges graded the students’ work based on the criteria given to them. Those criteria were: interpretation and clarity of the theme, creativity and originality, aesthetic, quality of artistic composition and the overall composition score.

The exercise boosted the students’ spirit of sportsmanship as it was rolled out to them as a competition. Three winners emerged from the three categories: painting, pottery, and drawing; out of the numerous entries. The winners were: Tarun Pannem from Year 9; Adrian Chehade from Year 7; and Shanya Lakoussan from Year 7. They each received prizes to encourage them to do more. The exercise really took its toll on us but was worth it, as we came to appreciate the gifts and abilities of these young ones.

Winners

Tarun Pannem, Year 9

Shanya Lakoussan, Year 7

Adrian Chehade, Year 7

Community Service

February 2022,

By Coleen, Doryane and Kemi from Year 12

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