School life: Winners of art festival and a trip to Skipton Castle

Key Stage Three Winner Charlotte Hadfield's piece
Key Stage Three Winner Charlotte Hadfield's piece

It was the second year that Mytholmroyd hosted it’s own Arts festival. To launch the weekend of activities there was an art exhibition of work from Calder High students, Scout road academy and Ark nursery.

There was a wide range of work that students had produced under this year’s theme ‘The Elements’. The judges this year were Stella Mays (wildlife artist), Tony Hodgins (Mayor of Hebden Royd) and Vince Henshall (Abacus frames). After a lot of debating the winners for key stage 3 are: 1st prize Charlotte Hadfield, 2nd prize Beau Well and 3rd prize Molly Harford. For key stage 4 : 1st prize Iman Amjid, 2nd prize Joe Denning and 3rd prize Mia Langley. The people’s prize counted from votes made by all visitors to the exhibition was Charlottle Hadfield who will have her beautiful fish artwork framed at Abacus in Mytholmroyd.

There was also a special ‘Abacus’ prize given to Iman Amjid for her stunning drawing of a figure representing the element ‘Fire’.

A big thank you to all students that entered the competition and to Annie Lavender and Molly Harford who did a great job on the open evening meeting and greeting visitors.

As part of their GCSE controlled assessment all 136 year 11 Historians and 10 members of staff visited Skipton Castle on Wednesday 2nd November.

Although, a bright day, it was the first cold day of the year making the castle experience even more authentic.

Students were given a tour of the castle and learnt about its construction beginning in 1090 as part of the Norman control of England following the Harrying of the North.

Students were also taught about the development of the castle and its defenses.