Spalding Grammar School artists earn prizes

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The artistic talents of Spalding Grammar School students has earned them prizes at competition level.

The work was showcased at the Willoughby Memorial Trust Gallery Art Competition 2016.

Output from the school’s Art & Design department regularly features in the gallery at Corby Glen, and achieves places in the annual competition.

This year was no exception, with some excellent results at A Level/Class 5, against work of the highest standard to date and an increased number of schools taking part.

Lei Payumo won 1st prize in Class 5 (A Level) for his brilliant Vanitas still life painting, the second year Lei had won a first prize from the Trust. The work was also successfully hung at this year’s National Students’ Exhibition, a collection of the finest students’ work from across the country.

Rex Briddon won 3rd prize in Class 5, his third successive prize in as many years in the competition, for his self-portrait. Both Lei and Rex achieved an A* grade for their A Level Art & Design.

Kieran Hepworth’s landscape was Highly Commended in Class 3 (Key Stage 3) by the judges.

Certificates and cheques were awarded to the prize winners to rounds of applause from the audience, which included families, headmaster Steven Wilkinson, and head of Art & Design Shelley Livingstone.

Mrs Livingstone said: “Everyone present was immensely proud of the students and pleased to be able to celebrate with them and enjoy their wonderful achievements.”