8th October - The results are in! The RLT Spelling Bee finalists fought hard, many of the rounds coming down to a play off, but Whissendine came out as overall winner in Y2! Congratulations to all who took part - you were AMAZING!
Monday 27th September – Hot off the Press!
Children from across the school have, today, taken part in the Rutland Learning Trust spelling bee. After a hard fought knock out competition, each class was able to put forward a representative to take on others, of their age, from across the trust.
Connections were made and screens sizzled with tension as today’s semi final was held via Teams. Congratulations to all who took part and good luck to Noah Compton (Y1), Bethany Price (Y2), Harry Lee (Y3) and Gabriel Staples (Y4) who will be representing our school in the final.
‘Young Artists’ Summer Show’
I am excited to announce that a new National art competition has been launched last month by the Royal Academy of Arts and we, at Whissendine, would love to share with you this fantastic opportunity for your children!
This competition is for children aged 5 to 19 years old and asks them to produce a piece of artwork (this can be in any medium they choose: painting, sketching, collage, sculpture etc.) and submit it to their teacher. I will then photograph their work and upload it to their secure website for submissions, where a panel of current artists and art experts review the piece, then choosing a selection from all the entries. The chosen pieces are then displayed at the Royal Academy of Arts, in London, and hosted on their website for all to see and share! The closing date for entries is Friday 24th April 2020.
In order for me to submit your child's work for consideration, I will first need a permission form filling out that says you are happy for your child's work and their first name, if chosen, to be displayed publicly online and through social media, and in the gallery itself. It also says that you accept that they may use the image of the artwork to advertise the Young Artists' Summer Show. These forms can be found below. Please send them with the children’s entries to their class teacher, who will then pass them on to me.
I am sure you will agree this is a very exciting opportunity for our artists. If you have any queries, please speak to your class teachers or send me a message via Dojo.