Students impress in WWI art contest

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Three Hope Valley College students have won prizes in an art competition.

Rebekah Heath, Jude Wedgwood and Scarlett Cameron impressed the judges in the contest run by Never Such Innocence, a charity set up to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

The organisation was founded by Lady Lucy French, whose great-grandfather, Field Marshal Sir John French, commanded British troops in 1914.

As part of their work, the charity launched a pilot competition in the autumn inviting children to compose a poem or artwork relating to the war, with over 700 children taking part.

Art competition judge Charlie Barton said: “There were many imaginative and original works and it was not an easy task to judge the competition.

“The high standard and broad range of work submitted was impressive, inspiring and thought-provoking.”