On Thursday 26 June 2014 we welcomed 24 pupils from six junior schools around the county for our second Junior School Challenge Day. The focus this year was Art and Design & Technology, intended to challenge the visiting pupils’ ability to solve problems set in a creative context.
Pupils from Bosvigo Junior School, Carclaze Community Primary School, Grampound Road Village C.E. School, Probus Community Primary School, St Francis Community Primary School and last year’s winners St Day and Carharack Community School visited the Art and Design departments with the aim of creating artwork based on their school crest and an image of the front of their school.
Assisted by students from our Sixth Form, the pupils got to work crafting a sculpture, some two-dimensional artwork and a three-dimensional structure using team work and practical and thinking skills. The day ended in a prize-giving ceremony and the pupils were presented with trophies, medals and individual certificates.
It was a close-run competition, but the final results saw Probus Community Primary School winners with Bosvigo Junior School as runners-up. Head of DT, Mr Tall, designed and made the trophy last year and was honoured to present it to the winning school in his final term before retirement.
Truro School Deputy Headmaster, Mr Fisher, said: “The Junior School Challenge Day was an excellent success. I’m so impressed with the calibre of art created in such a short time by the visiting pupils; they are a real credit to their school and should be very proud of themselves. The experience was enhanced by the creative inspiration of the Design team of Mr Tall, Mr Flowers and Head of Art Mr Meads, all of whom were brilliantly led by Head of 1st Year Mr Collinge.”
You can see a selection of pictures from the event in our gallery.
We hope that this annual event will focus on a different curriculum area each year. Having covered Science last year and now Art and DT, we are looking forward to developing into a different area recommended by the competing schools. If you are interested in taking part next year or have any ideas you would like to share, you can contact Simon Collinge, Head of 1st Year, at firstname.lastname@example.org.