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Mayor Presents Awards to Peterhouse Pupils at Wayfarers Art Competition

Posted on 26th April 2019

Peterhouse School is celebrating after pupils receive recognition for art created to commemorate an iconic Southport landmark

Wayfarers Arcade is a 120-year-old, Grade II listed building in the centre of Southport. To celebrate the arcade’s 120th birthday the Wayfarer’s team wanted to know how people see this Victorian treasure, so they asked selected schools, including Peterhouse, to take part in a competition encouraging pupils to paint, draw, take photographs or write about how they see Wayfarers.

Entries in the two categories (11-16 years of age and 17+) were displayed in a special exhibition in March, with finalists invited to a special ceremony at Wayfarers to receive their awards from Mayor of Sefton, Cllr. Dave Robinson on Thursday 25 April.

Margaret Tarpey representing the Wayfarers Arcade said. "So pleased with the number of students who wanted to take part and enter in the competition.  I was also so pleased with the standard of the pieces entered."

Peterhouse pupil Sam was delighted to receive the runners up trophy in the 11 - 16 years category for his photography submissions which captured the way that the light refracted from the ornate metalwork of the beautiful Victorian building. Six other pupils from Peterhouse School were also commended for their submissions to the competition receiving certificates from the Mayor.

Janet Allan Head teacher at Peterhouse School said: “We are delighted to be a part of this project. The Arts as a whole and visual art enable our children to express themselves creatively and are used as a vehicle to support thinking, planning and communication. This recent success follows our dedication to the Arts over the years and we are delighted to be have been re-awarded Artsmark Gold for the fourth time earlier in the year by Arts Council England.”