Berwickshire High pupils are winners in art competition

AFASIC Scotland Art Competition, l-r, Adrian Purvis (winner), Finlay Paxton (third place) and Eleanor Strachan (second place) being presented by (back left, Arianna Patterson, right, Val Watson) at Berwickshire High School.
AFASIC Scotland Art Competition, l-r, Adrian Purvis (winner), Finlay Paxton (third place) and Eleanor Strachan (second place) being presented by (back left, Arianna Patterson, right, Val Watson) at Berwickshire High School.

THREE pupils at Berwickshire High School have won awards in a national art competition.

In November last year seven pupils from the Support for Learning Department at the Berwickshire High School enetered the art competition run by Afasic Scotland, a charity which helps children and young people who live with communication impairments.

The aim of the competition was to make a piece of art work which showed how support and friendship plays a part in their lives. The work had to be accompanied by a small explaination on what their piece of artwork was about.

In December three of these pupils were informed of the amazing news that they had won prizes!

Finlay Paxton won first prize and Eleanor Strachan won second prize in the over 18’s category while Adrian Purvis won first prize in the over 16’s category.

Last Wednesday Arianna Patterson and Val Watson from Afasic Scotland visited the Berwickshire High School to present the prizes to the winners.

Each winner received a cheque, certificate and a framed copy of their winning entry.

Art teacher Mrs Bertram and the class teacher Mrs Budd are both very proud of all of the pupils who entered and especially so of the three winners. Mrs Bertram added her personal thanks for all the invaluable additional support and help provided by the ANA’s in the completion of the project.