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Spratton Hall's success at the Royal Academy of Arts Competition

Published by Spratton Hall on Wednesday 3rd of October 2012

Spratton Hall, the co-educational independent preparatory day school in Northamptonshire, has had two winners this year at the Royal Academy of Arts annual painting competition which is run by the development organisation Sightsavers.

Katie Murray won the Regional Lower Junior Award with her piece, 'I dream�.about dragons'.

Josh Blair won the Regional Junior Award with his piece, 'I dream�.together we can'. This is Josh's third success in this competition having won the Regional Winner award in 2009, 2010 and now 2012.

Katie and Josh will have their paintings displayed at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. Their paintings were selected from thousands of entries by a judging panel, led by the Royal Academy's new Keeper Eileen Cooper RA, for their use of colour, texture, expression and imagination.

The Head Master, Mr Player, is delighted with this success for Katie and Josh and praises the Art department at Spratton Hall, which is run by Julie Moreton a fine artist with a history of carnival and community Arts work.

The competition, run in partnership with the Royal Academy Schools, aims to promote the use of paint in school classrooms, whilst encouraging children to explore their senses and reflect on sight and blindness. Today there are 39 million people blind however 80% of blindness is preventable or curable.

The Sightsavers i:dream exhibition will be open daily in the Café Gallery at the Royal Academy of Arts from 12 October to 21 November and entrance is free. You can also view the winning paintings online at www.sightsavers.org/juniorpainter2012.

To learn more about Spratton Hall please visit their website www.sprattonhall.com or contact the Register on afj@sprattonhall.com.

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