2012 London Olympics inspires art competition winners

PUBLISHED: 15:46 07 August 2012

Falconer School students with their winning entry

Falconer School students with their winning entry


WINNERS of an Olympic-themed art competition have seen their work go on public display in WGC.

From the Studio to the Podium was a contest devised by the Hertfordshire is Ready For Winners partnership for disabled art groups and special needs schools across the county.

Entries were all inspired by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and are now on show at Campus West, WGC, until the end of the Paralympics on September 9.

The competition itself has been awarded a London 2012 Inspire Mark – a programme aimed at bringing positive change to communities as part of the Games’ lasting legacy.

Winners of a first prize of £500 worth of art equipment went to two groups: the Wellstones Workshop in Watford for a ceramic pot and Falconer School in Bushey for a Union Jack mosaic.

Oaklands College and St Elizabeth’s Centre in Much Hadham were both highly commended for their work, and received £250 worth of art equipment each.

Mill Green Art Group and Lakeside School in WGC were commended, receiving £100.

Michael McGrath, from Hertfordshire is Ready for Winners, said: “From the Studio to the Podium has been a fantastic opportunity for budding disabled artists in Hertfordshire who are inspired by the Games.

“This competition reflects the Paralympic values of courage, inspiration, determination and equality.

“Those who have their work exhibited can feel really proud that they were part of a huge festival as the UK comes together to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Cultural Olympiad.”

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