Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools Roadshow arrives in Moray

Today (Thursday 22nd November 2012), the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools arrived at Mosstodloch Primary School in Moray for a special day of creative art.

Now in its second year, the National Galleries of Scotland, directly supported by Tesco Bank, is beginning the first of a two-part tour of schools around the country to promote the magic of visual art.

The primary five and six classes at the Moray school enjoyed creative workshops developed to raise awareness of the National Collection and teach children new skills. Working with paint, pastel and collage they created their very own pictures inspired by the painting A Hind’s Daughter by Scottish artist Sir James Guthrie. The piece depicts a servant’s daughter tending to crops in a farm outside Berwickshire.

The Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools is Scotland’s biggest national art competition. Over 6,200 children across almost every local authority in Scotland took part last year and, with a mission to continue to widen accessibility to art, skills, understanding and fun that number is set to rise.

Linda McClelland, Playfair Co-ordinator at National Galleries of Scotland said,

“The Tesco Bank Art Competition for School workshops have been devised with the Curriculum for Excellence in mind and provides an inspirational starting point for the competition. We are grateful to Tesco Bank for their support in helping us to take the competition and workshops out into communities.”

Christine Barron, acting head teacher at Mosstodloch Primary School said,

“We were delighted to welcome the Tesco Bank Art Competition for schools roadshow team to Moray, where the pupils enjoyed a very special and inspiring day.  This creative initiative is educational and fun and I am sure it will encourage many of the children to go on to develop a lifelong interest in the arts.”

Adele Mills, Community Investment Manager at Tesco Bank added,

“Tesco Bank is delighted to continue to support the Art Competition and roadshow.  We are sure it will give more children across the country the opportunity to participate in, and gain access to, the positive experiences of art. This competition, along with our other programmes in sport and reading, is part of our ongoing commitment to the development of young people in the communities across Scotland.”

The 53 winning entries to the Tesco Bank Art Competition for School will be exhibited at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh next summer and the exhibition will also tour to several locations across Scotland.


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