The Summer Fair took place on Saturday 7th July and was a great success. A big thank you to the Friends of Victoria Road and all of the helpers for making the fair possible and raising money for our school.
It was a busy event with performances from the School Choir, Skipping club and from Bugsy Malone.
There were a range of stalls, including Vannin Reptilia who brought a number of reptiles, glitter tattoos, face painting, the Davison's Ice Cream van, Candy Floss, a Fire engine, bottle stall, Year 6 stall where the pupils raised funds for their end of year party and of course throwing wet sponges at Mr P! There was a cake competition and an artwork competition around the theme of 'Magical Castletown' which was judged by Eve Adams from Balley Cashtal Beg who was very impressed with the quality of all of the art work. She gave some feedback (below) to each of the winning entries.
Year 4,5, 6 - 1st prize - Immy: 'old castletown' I chose this piece mainly for its brilliant use of colour and shadow which immediately bought to mind 'the golden hour', the time before sunset when the most magic happens! Lovely composition too, I particularly enjoyed the figure in the foreground, lovely work!
Year 4,5,6 - 2nd prize - Sally-Ann: (Manx flag on paper) this is another entry that immediately struck me, I love the mix of abstract and realist techniques; the loose and free background and the precison of the work on the Manx flag and the fairy silhouette. A lively mix.
Year 4,5,6 - 3rd prize - Chloe: (long red entry with 4 fold out doors) There were at least 5 entries in this category that deserved first place so it was a really hard task and I'm sorry that everyone could be a winner! I chose the magical doors of Castletown as I loved the interpretation of the theme and the great detail on and behind each of the doors. It was clear that a lot of fine work and concentration had gone into the piece, well done!
Year 2,3 - 1st prize - Issac: This entry struck me from afar, the artist here has a great eye, lovely use of line and texture to build up a wonderful townscape. My favourite from the competition, I would buy a print of it myself!
Year 2,3 -2nd prize - Lily: The bold and striking use of colour made this a stand out piece of work, i also enjoyed the textures of the different media used on the buildings, another piece that would make a wonderful print or postcard, well done!
Year 2,3-3rd prize -Saffie: A brilliant model of magical castle rushen! I particularly enjoyed the working drawbridge and the attention to detail, each of the little fairy doors around the outside were a piece of art in themselves, well done!
Year R, 1 - 1st prize - Alex: The winner of the youngest age category produced a very accomplished painting of a lovely Castletown scene. I love the different brush stroke techniques used for the flowers, sea and sky. Lovely work!
Year R/1 - 2nd prize - Freddie: A lovely collage that stood out in its category. Inspired use of glitter for fireworks against a black night sky. Very clever use of yellow card to depict lighted windows, adding to the night time scene, I also loved the fine detail on the clock, lovely!
Year R/1 -3rd prize -Finley: I love the detail on this piece, particularly the figures up the staircase all looking very busy. You can tell a lot of thought went into the composition, well done!