Students get all boxed up with festive creations

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Pupils at the Warriner School in Bloxham transformed their dining hall into a Christmas grotto with more than 400 pieces of art.

A competition entitled All Boxed Up For Christmas saw every student in Years Seven and Eight use leftover boxes and containers to create a masterpiece. Each one was displayed from December 11 to the end of term.

Paul Williamson, head of art, said: “At primary school so much is made about Christmas, but we have not forgotten how fun Christmas can be for children with this project.

“It was great to see students entering into the spirit of this event with so many creations.

“Some treated it very seriously, including a beautiful model of a church that had Christmas lights inside and on its tree outside. It is hard to describe the amount of creativity, love and thought that had gone into most pieces of work.”

Other designs created by students included Santa, snowmen, reindeers, a scene from the Nativity and characters from popular Christmas films.

Eight winners were chosen and given art academy badges and new watercolour sets.

Year Eight pupil Max Komodikis was rewarded for his design of Rudolph’s head on a victory shield.

It was made out of boxes, tea light holders and an old Comic Relief red nose.

He said: “I saw something like this in a charity shop and decided to do something like that. I was really happy to see my design on the wall; I really enjoy drawing and doing things like this.”

Lucy Jesson, 13, created a polar bear out of cardboard and decorated it with cotton wool.

She said: “This has really got me in the Christmas spirit!”




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