Wellingtonians shine in ‘Eco Future’ Art & Writing Competition

Last December, pupils at Wellington College International Hangzhou participated in ‘Eco Future,’ the 2019-20 Art & Writing competition organised by Shanghai Family and Parents & Kids.

The event organizer received almost 1,000 paintings, over 100 letters, and a collection of more than 100 hundred videos, handcrafts and sculptures from a total of 82 international schools, bilingual schools, international high schools, bilingual kindergartens and local schools.

Wellington pupils stood out in this competition. We are thrilled with the results and very proud of our pupils’ achievements. It was our pupils’ first time showcasing their art and writing skills in public and competing with pupils in other schools throughout Shanghai. Well done Wellingtonians and congratulations to all the winners below!

Painting Winner

3rd Prize:

Ciara, Year 6

Painting Runners-up

Originality Winner

2nd Prize:

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Abigail, Year 5

Originality Runners-up

Audrey, Year 4

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Chloe, Year 7


Writing Runners-up

Gina, Year 7

About the Visual Art Curriculum

Visual Art stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think, through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. They learn to make informed judgements, and aesthetic and practical decisions. Through learning about the roles and functions of art, they can explore the impact it has had on contemporary life and on different periods and cultures. The appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts enrich all our lives.

Art instruction at Wellington College International Hangzhou enables children to record from first-hand experience and from imagination, and to select their own ideas to use in their work. They develop creativity and imagination through a range of complex activities while improving their ability to control materials, tools and techniques. As the children develop increasing confidence in the use of visual and tactile elements and materials, they are also expanding their critical awareness of the roles and purposes of art and design in different times and cultures.