Updated: Mar 9, 2019
We are excited to launch the Amberley School NR Art and Photo competition 2019 based on the theme of 'SPRING'. Please watch the video below to hear from co-sponsors 'Coco Confectionery' and read the rules to enter.
There will be one winner chosen from each year group, and each winner will receive some of the amazing, and eco friendly sweets from the fabulous folks at Coco Confectionery (more on them below). There will also be a grand prize of a wildlife camera for the overall winner.
Please hand in your entries to the School office by 1st April 2019.
You can submit any form of art, in any shape or size, so long as it follows the rules below. Take time to consider your subject matter carefully - look around at the wonders of nature close by, up above, and all around you. Maybe you'll be inspired by a flower pushing through as the season develops and the weather warms up. Maybe it'll be the vast expanse of the night sky which captures your imagination (there are stars that'll be brighter at this time of the year than others, or constellations which are only visible at this time).
The scope of what you can do is almost limitless.
We want you to be creative using whatever techniques and resources you have. We want you to have fun, and most of all we want you to be inspired by, and considerate towards nature. Nature is so very rewarding to those who take the time to appreciate it - we owe it to be careful and considerate in return.
Leave no footprints
What do we mean? This is one of the most important aspects of being a Nature's Racer, and being considerate to nature in general. We all want to get closer to nature and to experience the benefits it brings, but it's also important that when we do so, we don't disrupt, scare or damage it. We feel the phrase "Leave no footprints" describes this best - tread so lightly that nothing changes and no one would ever know you were there.
Coco Confectionery ROCK!
We're delighted to be teaming up with the amazing Annabel Wigley and Sofia Corgier of Coco Confectionery in Nailsworth. We're very grateful to them for not only providing some amazing prizes for the competition winners, but also for their eco-friendly approach to doing business. The following quote from their website sums this approach up perfectly -
We value being stewards of the environment, and will always ensure that we are as green as possible. In Coco we use compostable packaging – it's so easy to find eco-friendly products nowadays that it would be crazy not to.
If more business owners could take such a responsible approach, the world would be a better place. Annabel - Sofia - at we salute you!
Posters will be available around school and in each classroom.
GalLERY OF IDEAS
NOT A 'THING'
Remember, Nature's Racers is not a 'thing', it's an everything! It's a way of thinking, and a way of being. Watch this space for a growing range of upcoming events, ideas, projects and activities, permeating all walks of life. Our goals are simple - help people enjoy life by being more connected with the natural world around them, and encourage people to care and protect nature so we hand it over to future generations in the best state possible.