We were delighted to be invited to take part in a competition by the Arts Society. The competition was open to children in Years 3-5 throughout the West Midlands Region. Children were asked to design a plate, which would represent the theme ‘My Birthday Tea Party’ as the Arts Society were celebrating their 50th anniversary. All entries were in for a chance to win some fantastic prizes; including the opportunity to see their design made into plates at the Wedgewood Factory near Stoke-On-Trent. A team at the Wedgewood Factory selected the overall winner and runner-ups, and those children won a cash prize, as well as this the overall winner won a prize for their school.
In addition to this, in Wolverhampton there was a prize for the best local design, where the winner would be able to take their entire class to Wightwick Manor to see a new gallery, which houses the renowned De Morgan collection of ceramics. The winner would also have the privilege of being awarded with their prize by the Mayor Elect of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page.
Here at Bilston Church of England Primary School, we quickly took the opportunity to take part in this wonderful competition and we were overjoyed when we received the news that Nikodem Milosz-Urbanczyk in Year 5 was the winner. Nikodem created a wonderful design for his plate, which fully embraced the theme ‘My Birthday Tea Party,’ His plate included a cupcake as the main design in the middle and was surrounded by cherries and balloons. To finish off the design Nikodem decided to be creative and add some Roman Numerals. Winning this competition was fantastic news for both school and Nikodem, as he had won the school a National Trust Membership for one whole year and a trip to Wightwick Manor for his class. Nikodem won some great prizes for himself too.
The presentation for this competition was held at the school on Tuesday 26th June 2018 and the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Councillor Phil Page, presented Nikodem with his prizes. It was a pleasure to host the presentation and we were delighted to celebrate this with the runner-ups. Nikodem’s design has now been entered into the final stage of the competition, which will be held at Wedgewood on Saturday 22nd September. Nikodem and his family will be invited to Wedgewood for the day where the presentation will take place and the overall winner will be announced and presented with a cash prize of £50. In addition to this, cash prizes of £30 and £20 will be given to children whose designs are in second and third place. Nikodem has also won a free entry to the Wedgewood Museum with his family where they can take part in activities.
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