Primary schools across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire are being invited to share the art on their walls in an innovative competition being run by local education recruitment agency, Teaching Force.
Working with leading artist Jo Hunter, Teaching Force has created a competition entitled ‘Dazzling Displays’, to encourage primary teachers to share their artwork and celebrate the fabulous exhibits that are often hidden away inside local schools and classrooms.
The displays will be judged by a panel from the recruitment firm’s offices and the winning entry will receive a art workshop with textile artist Jo Hunter. Runners-up prizes are also up for grabs and include gift vouchers which the agency hopes schools will use to restock classrooms with art materials.
The idea for the competition was the brainchild of Rachel Parkes, Primary Consultant at Teaching Force. She explains:
“I regularly visit local schools to meet with head teachers that need support with recruitment gaps. As I walk through the corridors I am often struck by the amazing displays that have been created by talented teachers and their classes. As we enter the last academic term I wanted to celebrate and promote the work that the children have created this year and we even got our colleagues children to help us create the design for the competition!”
She continues, “I have seen some fantastic artwork on my visits and I urge schools to take part and share their work. A quick photo is all it takes to enter and potentially win a fabulous prize. Jo is a very talented artist and we think schools will love the opportunity to work with her.”
To enter the competition teachers simply need to snap a photo of their favourite display and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet Teaching Force with a picture, the topic, class number and school.
Closing date for the competition is 1st July. For more information on the competition visit www.teachingforce.co.uk/displays