March 2012: Rainforest life inspires the imagination and creativity of local children in an art competition held by the World Land Trust (WLT), a Suffolk-based charity raising funds for conservation projects across the world.
Over 200 works of art have been entered into WLT’s first Children’s Art Competition by Bramfield Primary School, Brampton CEVCP School, Ringsfield CEVCP School, Mendham Primary School, Southwold Primary, Wenhaston Primary, and home educated children.
All the drawings will be exhibited in the new World Land Trust gallery in Halesworth between 13 and 24 March – raising awareness locally about the charities work to save some of the world’s most threatened habitats and wildlife.
Kelly Jacobs, WLT’s Education, Outreach and Training Manager, said: “This has been an inspiring way to get children excited about conservation and teach them why we must protect the Earth’s threatened habitats and wildlife.
The competition’s theme is ‘Rainforest’ and instead of judging it on accuracy, WLT decided to encourage the children to get creative; they have risen to the challenge and created some truly original representations of rainforest life.
Renowned local artists, Bob Linney and Tessa Newcomb, are judging the entries at 2pm on 13 March and after this the children’s artwork will go on sale for £10 until 24 March. All proceeds will support WLT’s conservation projects – helping to protect rainforests and other biologically important habitats by creating nature reserves across the world, to save some of the most threatened wildlife on Earth.
Full Press release: http://www.worldlandtrust.org/documents/press-release-children's-art-competition-by-world-land-trust-march2012.pdf (183KB) (opens in new window)
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