Creative Challenge Week 2 and Results

A huge thank you to everyone that took part in week 1 of our Creative Challenge. We were so impressed not only by the quality of the artwork produced but also the messages behind each piece.

The winner of this week’s NHS theme is Bella C. Her piece was a mixed media collage based on the idea that NHS workers are saintly. The quote in the eyes reads “courage is not having the strength to go on but to go on when you don’t have the strength”. Well done Bella, you will be receiving a £10 voucher. We were also particularly impressed with 2 other pieces produced by students Jessica W and Izzy F who are our runners up for week 1, well done both, you will also receive a £5 for your entries.

Mr Williman said “A big thank you to everyone who took part in our first weekly challenge and what a fantastic range of creative designs we received. Selecting a winner was very difficult and took much deliberation. Congratulations to everyone who submitted an entry and I look forward to seeing entries for our next challenge”

We hope you enjoyed spending time getting creative and are all ready for another challenge! Week 2’s theme is Poetry! 

Sources say the poem below was written during the Irish Potato Famine in the 19th century, although it has a lot of relevance today. Your challenge is to either:

(a)  Adapt the poem to reflect our modern world.


(b) produce their own uplifting poem about the future and seeing the positives in any given situation - however bad things may be.

The only rules are:

  1. The poem doesn't have to rhyme - it can be in free verse.
  2. No more than 20 lines.

"and people stayed home
and read books and listened
and rested and exercised
and made art and played
and learned new ways of being
and stopped
and listened deeper
someone meditated
someone prayed
someone danced
someone met their shadow
and people began to think differently
and people healed
and in the absence of people who lived in ignorant ways, dangerous, meaningless and heartless, even the earth began to heal and when the danger ended and people found each other grieved for the dead people and they made new choices and dreamed of new visions and created new ways of life and healed the earth completely just as they were healed themselves."

- Kathleen O'Meara


Please email your entries to by 3pm on Thursday 9 April to be in with a chance of winning. Good luck, we can't wait to read what you come up with!

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