Children’s artwork carries moving message about protecting our planet.
A litter scarecrow, owls imagined from plastic bottles and powerful posters about not polluting our oceans were the artistic creations from scores of children across Sussex. Young people went wild with their imaginations for the “Art In The Park” competition, which aimed to raise awareness of the South Downs National Park and the impact of waste.
Fourteen schools took part in the contest, producing all kinds of weird and wonderful artwork from recyclable materials. The eco-art competition is part of Clean Up and Create, which is run by Sussex Green Living and the South Downs National Park Trust, with funding from The Boltini Trust.
Sussex Green Living delivered assemblies, lesson plans and action-planning to over 20 schools and their eco-councils and many participants are already planning changes to improve sustainability at their school and at home.
The joint winners in the group category, five to seven year olds, were Petworth and Storrington Primary Schools, with All Saints Primary School in Horsham as runner-up, and Billingshurst Primary in third place.
The winner in the group category, eight to 11 year olds, was Dorset House School, Pulborough, with Midhurst Primary as the runner-up and Petworth Primary in third place. Students from Midhurst Rother College came top in the 12 to 13 years old category.
For the full list of categories and for individual winners please visit Sussex Green Living’s competition winners page
A selection of the winners can be seen below: