Upton pupils’ art with ‘important message’ to go on public display

Art winners Ellie, Rosie and Oscar

Artwork by Upton Junior School children depicting the message ‘protect our planet’ is to go on public display in Broadstairs.

The colourful and creative paintings and drawings will be laminated and fixed on hoardings that are screening the current McCarthy Stone development construction site in Broadstairs Road.

The school was invited to take part in a competition by the developers as part of its engagement with the local community.

Children from Year 3 to Year 6 took part and the theme prompted a range of environmental messages  including ‘stop littering’, ‘do not cut down trees’ and ‘keeping our beaches clean’.

The standard of entry was high and after careful thought the best three were judged to have come from Ellie, Rosie and Oscar who are all in Year 4. They received gift vouchers to be used at Smyths toy superstore.

Upton’s Art lead Stevie Bunce said: “It was an amazing opportunity for the children and their passion for this topic was so evident in the creations produced. The produced an array of creative ideas in a range of styles and media including pen, pencil and paints.

“Although three winners were chosen, as many entries as possible will be laminated and displayed. It is great that our children’s works will be on prominent public display – and the subject matter is important for us all.

“We hope that it will engage passers-by and encourage them to think about the need for us all to protect our planet.”