2010 Entries

Entries for the 2010 competition, including the winners.

Journeys/Land, Sea and Sky Triptych – winner 1st prizeJourneys/Land, Sea and Sky Triptych - winner 1st prize

This mosaic was a inspired by the painting ‘Tobias and the Angel’ from the workshop of Verrocchio which was the focus of the ‘Take One Picture’ scheme run by the National Gallery and enthusiastically taken up by the school under the direction of the infant school art co-ordinator Sarah Jowsey. There are 270 children in […]


Journeys – winner 2nd prizeJourneys - winner 2nd prize

Journeys – A visual medium toto express feelings,memories and aspirations. This mosaic was created by newly arrived students (from Afghanistan,Vietnam, the Congo, Poland, France, Somalia, Holland and Germany)They all had very little understanding of the english language. The theme was based around journeys made by the young people, depicting experiences from the lives they left […]


Green Day Mosaic – winner 3rd prizeGreen Day Mosaic - winner 3rd prize

“Tracey came into our classroom to help us to design the mosaic. We started by brainstorming ideas. We wanted the 3 panels to represent the three stages in our school: foundation, key stage 1 and key stage 2 and link it all to Green Day.” (Sade, Y6) “We thought of ideas from nature that could […]


Small World – highly commendedSmall World - highly commended

The theme of insects and mini beasts was chosen by the children and teachers. All the children from every year group made drawings of their favourite ones and these were given to Michelle (the mosaic artist), who had the very difficult task of choosing a selection from each year to include in the mosaic. Michelle […]


Fruit “N” Veg – highly commendedFruit "N" Veg - highly commended

Three classes totalling 90 children were involved years 4/5. The childrens drawings were increased in size (without alteration) and mosaiced by the children onto mesh. The finished peices were arranged across a courtyard wall and Oliver set white and cream broken tilework to pull it all together.


Noah, Joahna and the Creation – highly commendedNoah, Joahna and the Creation - highly commended

Three classes years 2/3 were involved in making designs for these three panels.  The mosaics we an amalgamation of the best of all the children’s designs and were made in class groups. The meshed mosaics were applied to marine ply and installed at the school entrance where parents meet.


Swimming PoolSwimming Pool

The children were invited to identify places in the outdoor environment which needed improving. One group decided a mosaic on the wall outside our swimming pool would enhance this area. Following a proposal made to the HT and governors, which was approved, they planned and carried out the project over a 6 week period.


Mawu the Magical CreatureMawu the Magical Creature

Teacher Vanessa Lindsay and artist Anne worked in partnership with 30 children aged 4-5 years over about 6 days. The children designed the magical creature with drawings and in clay first. She was made in the school’s ‘garden of curiosities’ an outdoor learning space. The children selected the colours and did the mosaicing. She is […]


What We Are About and Healthy LivingWhat We Are About and Healthy Living

We had an artist work in school with members of the School Parliament to come up with concept designs for things that they felt helped to described our school. These ideas were turned into two large designs, which formed the basis of the two murals. Every member of the school, age 4-11 – from Reception to year 6, […]


Bugs and BeastiesBugs and Beasties

We have recently transformed our school garden. Each class has a growing box and we even have an outdoor classroom area. However, there was a need for more colour and examples of children’s work. Thanks to the grant received from Topps Tiles, I decided to start a project which every child could help get involved […]


Aspects of our CommunityAspects of our Community

Towards the end of last year a large scale project was undertaken to create a piece of artwork that would enhance our Upper Playground. It was decided that a mosaic showing aspects of our local area would be a good idea. Pupils from each year group were encouraged to come up with a design that […]


Victorian LeicesterVictorian Leicester

Pupils in Year 5 studied the Victorians and as part of their topic they had a Blue Badge Tour of Leicester City looking at Victorian architecture.  The pupils researched the manufacturing and garment industry in Leicester as well as the symbols, eg.,cinqefoil and wyvern to depict a Victorian scene on the wall.  They designed and […]


Dove of Peace – Memorial PlinthDove of Peace - Memorial Plinth

Creating a memorial plinth within a sensory garden as a quiet, special place for friends and relatives to remember the child/ren they have lost. The design of the mosaic was created through discussion of how best we could represent a sign of peace. This included the children, staff and the artist. We used a collaboration […]


Joshua’s PondJoshua's Pond

The project was inspired by Joshua, one of our pupils who was leaving the school at the end of year 6. Joshua and his parents wanted to give the school a present as a thankyou for his time with us. Joshua has cerebral palsy and is registered blind so he really liked the idea of […]


St. Mary’s C of E Primary School – entry 2St. Mary's C of E Primary School - entry 2

Children in Skylarks class (Year 3/4) completed this mosaic over a week that included ‘Sparkle Day’; a day when all children, teachers and volunteer parents spend time enhancing the school. Other activities included painted murals, painting fences, planting planters and washing chairs! The mosaic is of the school badge and is located at the entrance […]


St. Mary’s C of E Primary School – entry 1St. Mary's C of E Primary School - entry 1

St. Mary’s after school Art Club involving 12 children between the ages of 5-11 years created this Noah’s Ark mosaic for the school hall. Children helped design the mosaic, then the teacher scaled up the final design on board before children attached tiles and grouted. To help the design stand out we used tiny black […]