East Cambridgeshire Schools Art Exhibition award winners announced

On Tuesday February 1, the East Cambridgeshire Schools Art Exhibition opened at the Babylon Gallery on the riverside of Ely.

Babylon ARTS hosted an online awards ceremony on Monday, February 7, where winners were announced for each of six milestones, featuring works by children aged 4-19.

The exhibition includes artwork in a variety of media from over 250 children and young people from eighteen schools in East Cambridgeshire. This is believed to be the highest number of schools to have taken part in this annual exhibition since its inception 13 years ago. The exhibition features drawings, paintings, textiles, photographs, ceramics and multimedia works and is supported by Tindalls Ltd and Ely Hereward Rotary Club.

The schools involved are; Bottisham Village College, Downham Feoffees Primary Academy, Ely College, Isle of Ely Primary School, Kings Ely, Lantern Community Primary School, Littleport & East Cambs Academy, Littleport Community Primary School, Mepal and Witcham Primary School, Millfield Primary School, Rackham C. of E. Primary School, Witchford, Shade Primary School (Soham), Soham Village College, Spring Meadow Infant & Nursery School, Stretham Primary School, Weatheralls Primary School (Soham), Wilburton Church of England Primary School and Witchford Village College.

Rotary Club of Ely Hereward President Christine Gascoigne announced the awards at the ceremony online via YouTube alongside Babylon ARTS CEO Claire Somerville.

This year’s winners received vouchers for art materials, donated by Tindalls Ltd and Ely Hereward Rotary Club. The winners were: Ethan T (Millfield Primary); Pink (Owl Class, Lantern Primary); Kiera McManus (Stretham Primary); Grace Hammatt (Weatheralls Elementary); Grace Palmer (Littleport Community Primary); Ewan McKenzie (Rackham Primary); poppy (Wilburton primary); Felicity Berrill (Isle of Ely Primary School); Lexi Ess (Downham Feoffee); Madeline Case (Bottisham Village College); Poppy Baddeley (Ely College); Ollie Beck (Ely College); Josie Fletcher (Witchford Village College); Alice Wallace (Kings Ely); Marley Axon-Coates (Bottisham Village College); Inna Martinova (Ely College); Elodie Pratt (Kings Ely); Jessica Harding (Kings Ely).

Claire Somerville, Managing Director of Babylon ARTS, said “Congratulations to all the winners and to everyone who has artwork in the exhibition this year. We are proud to host the East Cambridgeshire Schools Art Exhibition at the Babylon Gallery and are always impressed by the level of creativity and talent shown by children and young people in the district.

A recording of the awards ceremony is available on the Babylon ARTS website (www.babylonarts.org.uk).

The East Cambridgeshire Schools Art Exhibition is on at Babylon Gallery until Sunday 27th February, open Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 4pm with free entry.

Babylon ARTS Press Release

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