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Cambridge House student wins third prize for Poetry in Globeducate Visual Arts Competition

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Two Cambridge House students stand out in the Globeducate Visual Arts Competition.

The Globeducate Arts Competition has become a highlight of the academic year, launching in June each summer term, submissions finalised in November, and judging completed in time for Christmas. The 2023 competition saw more than 2,100 students submit entries, and over 200 pieces were referred through to the Globeducate judging panel. The awards were organised around four age groups: 5 to 7 years old, 8 to 10 years old, 11 to 14 years old and 15 to 18 years old, with artists, writers, poets, dancers, actors, photographers, sculptors and crafters.

We would like to congratulate all the winning pieces this year, but especially our two pupils Iris Fernández Soria, from Year 1, for winning an honourable mention in painting, and Laura Martínez Arnal, from Primary School, for winning third prize for poetry in the 8 to 10 years old category. She said: “I've always felt passionately about poetry and music so, when I wrote this poem, I felt as if I was writing a song. My inspiration was memories like water, beautiful landscapes in nature and songs. With that I mean rhymes of songs I love which inspired me for my poem. What I felt in the moment I received the certificate was that all my effort was being rewarded. I felt lots of joy in that moment, more than words can describe”.

This year´s theme was "Reflections" and it was up to students to decide on how to interpret the theme and how they would like to express it.  The theme was broad to allow artists to interpret it as they wished, yet also with the focus of aligning with our Globeducate mission. 

Rebeca Roth, Deputy Head of Primary said: “It is lovely to give the children the chance to participate in an event as part of the Globeducate community. They all enjoyed writing poems and creating their artwork and they were very excited when the prizes were going to be announced as so many of them had participated. Both our winner and our student with an honorary mention were thrilled to have been chosen and it was a wonderful chance for them to shine in assembly”.

Monica Fontán, Globeducate Education Director, said: “Notably, the remarkable connection between students and the theme shines through, exemplified by standout submissions like "Solar Symphony" and "The Dancing Mops" in the Performing Arts category. As we enter the second year of Performing Arts, it's commendable to witness students ingeniously incorporating the theme into their performances, coupled with a noteworthy link to sustainable development goals”.

Laura Martínez - Thrid prize for poetry in the 8 to 10 years old category

Iris Fernández - Honourable mention in painting

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