Tetbury Hospital runs art competition for local students
9:01am Sunday 29th September 2013 in News
OVER 200 children in schools across Gloucestershire and Wiltshire are taking part in the area's first art competition designed to raise awareness of the role of local hospitals.
Artistic pupils from both secondary and primary schools including Sir William Romney’s, Rodmarton, Westonbirt and Crudwell have submitted 232 paintings to the competition run by the Committee of the Friends of Tetbury Hospital.
Students were given the theme of “If I could...” and entries have been judged by well-known local artists Sue Townsend, Sue Daybell and Chris White. An exhibition of 100 of the entries will be held at Tetbury Market Hall on Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11.
The names of three prize winners in each age category will also be announced at the exhibition, with winners receiving high range artists’ materials.
Tony Gordon, chairman of the Friends committee said: "The idea behind this competition is to give schoolchildren an artistic focus while at the same time helping them to learn about and support a local charity - Tetbury Hospital. We hope it will also raise awareness among the parents of all local children, of the services offered by our hospital.
“Each year Tetbury Hospital treats some 14,000 patients, many of whom are children and it seems only sensible that we should help them to learn just a little bit more about the institution which has helped them. We have been delighted by the response from schools - teachers and pupils have responded magnificently."
• Pupils from Sir William Romney’s, Westonbirt, St Mary's, Beaudesert Park, Rose Hill at Westonbirt; Rodmarton, Crudwell, Avening and Malmesbury Primary have all put forward entries to the competition.