Spring is in the Air… School Photo Competition
Spring is in the air and Rupert House pupils certainly captured the wonderful new season with some fantastic photographs for a nature photograph competition the school ran. The children were invited to photograph nature whilst out on their family walks in and around Henley.
The winners were Lucinda Taylor from Year 6 with her amazing raindrops on grass and Monty Dougan from Reception who photographed some beautiful crocuses (above).
Lucinda, Year 6 said, ““Wow I am so excited and pleased to hear that I won! We were out for a quick dog walk around the meadow near our house one morning, I was riding my bike but spotted all the lovely water droplets in the grass and rushed back to borrow Mummy’s phone to take a picture. Mummy helped me get the best angle. I also got a bit wet getting low to the ground!!”
Monty, Reception said, “The flower was just so pretty and purple that I had to take a photo of it! When I found out I won I felt very excited and very proud.”
Headteacher Nick Armitage said, “Pupil and staff wellbeing has been central to our approach to remote learning. Whilst we recognise the importance of providing a curricular provision and on-line lessons, our school has also been focused on trying to encourage our pupils away from the screen out of lesson time. Spring is such a wonderful time of the year but the cold weather can be very off putting to go out in – for younger children especially. This competition was designed to celebrate the changes within nature at such a pivotal time of the year; and to encourage our pupils out into the fresh air and for some exercise. We were bowled over by the number of our school community who embraced the competition and the quality and subject matter of the photographs. It is great to see young people being so creative.”
They winners and runners up received a special certificate as did the two runners up Mollie Sturgess and Chloe James.
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