Bloxham pupils turn old bits of rubbish into pieces of art

Jay Clarke, 14, with his lifesize dog model made out of chickenwire NNL-150907-122342001
Jay Clarke, 14, with his lifesize dog model made out of chickenwire NNL-150907-122342001

Talented pupils at the Warriner School in Bloxham have been showing off their creative skills as part of a recycled art festival.

Called ‘Totally Rubbish’, the event is held every two years and asks students to create a piece of art using any bits of old and discarded material and bring it into school.

James Duffy, 12, pictured with his crocodile made out of tin and cardboard. NNL-150907-122319001

James Duffy, 12, pictured with his crocodile made out of tin and cardboard. NNL-150907-122319001

The collection of artwork was then displayed in the school hall last Thursday, with the best ones picking up an award.

One of the award winners was 14-year-old Jay Clarke who created a lifesize model of a dog based on his family pet, a Goldendoodle called Wilf.

He said: “I made a horse’s head out of bottle caps last time and thought I would try something different this year so created a dog based on Wilf using chickenwire. I really enjoyed it and am thinking about pursuing art for A-level. I was quite surprised to win because I did not expect it.”

Thirteen-year-old Max Komodikis also created a dog and used various parts from farmyard machinery, including a used suspension. The project took him 12 weeks to complete and he said: “It was a lot of hard work but I really enjoyed it.”

Warriner School pupils Toby Heron, 12, and Max Komodikis, 13, display their pieces of art they created for the Totally Rubbish arts festival NNL-150907-122330001

Warriner School pupils Toby Heron, 12, and Max Komodikis, 13, display their pieces of art they created for the Totally Rubbish arts festival NNL-150907-122330001

Other winners included James Duffy, 12, who created a crocodile out of tin and cardboard and 12-year-old Toby Heron who used a soap dispenser and bicycle alloys to create a Stegosaurus dinosaur.

Paul Williamson, head of art, added: “I am obviously incredibly proud, the students have got this ethos of hard work and the art they have created is outstanding.”