Young Photographer of the Year

Last week a group of our Year 5 and 6 pupils submitted entries into the Rotary Club’s annual photography competition.  Pupils were challenged to submit a portfolio of 4 images with the theme “Community Spirit”.

The entries were judged by members of the Rotary club and members from local photography clubs, looking for the best set of photographs from across the local schools.  The judges were very impressed with the standard of the photography and how the pupils managed to interpret the theme.

Kylan from 5N took his pictures at the Eden Project having taken part in the torchlight procession, ending the evening with a session on the ice rink.  Daniel (6W) and Ben (6D) both submitted photographs taken in the school as part of the family art project.  These can all be seen over on our Flickr Page.

Alice (6D) took her pictures at the Charlestown Boxing Day swim.  It was too choppy for people to go in the sea, so the fire brigade stepped in to give the brave swimmers a good soaking.  Alice was there to capture this display of Community Spirit!  The judges were very impressed with the interpretation of the theme, the action in the pictures and the way the pictures worked together to tell a story.  As a result, they chose Alice as the winner and she now goes through to the Regional final.  Congratulations Alice!

Here are the pictures that she took:

Alice 1


Alice 2


Alice 3


Alice 4

Happy New Year

I hope that you all had a very enjoyable break over Christmas and those of you who were ill are now feeling much better.

Once again we have another packed year ahead of us.  Two of our year groups have already been out on trips – Year 6 to Pendennis Castle (tying in with their literacy unit on Macbeth) and Year 4 visited Wheal Martyn, in relation to their topic on China Clay.  At the end of this term, we are looking forward to a music concert put together by Mrs Budd as well as many other activities, including a 60s and 70s assembly by the Year 3 pupils.

Art Project Silhouettes

Towards the end of last term a group of parents and their children came into school for the day to work with an artist called Mac Dunlop.  They were working with silhouettes in order to come up with a range of designs which will be used by Mac in a piece of work which will be located by the entrance of the school – where the sleeper wall is at the moment.  Mac came back in last week to meet with Mr Dickinson and Miss Nile to discuss his ideas for the project.

Art Project Hands

Keep an eye out at the front of the school over the coming months!