Drapers Mills pupil Bethany scoops a first prize in Turner Contemporary art competition

Top prize winner Bethany Brown

For the third year running, Draper’s Mills Primary School has won a first prize in the Turner Contemporary’s portfolio art competition, which this year celebrated the theme ‘Art Rebels’.

Bethany Brown in year 4, was awarded as the winner for bold and contemporary approach for her piece ‘Ruined Resources’; a collection of jars filled with snapped pencils, felt tip pens without lids and pencil sharpenings. Her artwork was  selected from more than 1,300 entries from  primary and secondary schools across Kent and Medway.

Bethany was ecstatic to win a camera as part of her prize.

Congratulations were also due to five other pupils from Draper’s Mills who were shortlisted into the top 100 entries.

Prizes were awarded at an evening ceremony at Canterbury Christ Church University.

The staff and parents are immensely proud of all of the children involved, for showing their rebellious side and creating work with such flair and creativity!

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Art teacher Gemma Comber said: “Art and creativity are at the heart of our school and having a rich arts education is vitally important for all of our children, supporting their self esteem and sense of well-being. We are proud that all of our pupils have a broad, exciting and successful artistic life which regularly reaches out into our local community.”

1 Comment

  1. What happened to the Drapers Mills’ school uniform? It was brown and yellow when I was there! (1955-1961)

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