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Pupils Recreate Favourite Book Characters for Potato Challenge

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It has been an exciting end to the Lent Term for our budding King’s Hall artists who have been hard at work creating their very own spudtastic masterpieces!

As part of our rescheduled World Book Day celebrations, the pupils have been transforming everyday potatoes into their favourite book characters using an assortment of craft materials. The response to our school-wide challenge has been overwhelming, with parents, pupils and staff admiring the entries on display.

Mrs Schmidt, Head of Art at King’s College, had the very tricky job of deciding the winning potato, but this task proved too difficult and in end, three pupils were awarded the coveted prize.

Congratulations to Willow, who recreated the mouse from Beatrix Potter’s The Tailor of Gloucester. Willow’s creation sat atop a reel of bright pink thread; a very creative addition that certainly caught the eye of our guest judge.

Eddie created an equally a-peeling potato, capturing the essence of his favourite wizard, Harry Potter. His spellbinding creation paid homage to J.K Rowling’s title character, and Mrs Schmidt was particularly impressed with Eddie’s attention to detail and the effort he had gone to recreate Harry’s famous wand and glasses.

Last, but certainly not least, was Harry’s comical rendition of Roger Hargreaves’ Mr Tickle. This hilarious entry quite literally tickled those who bore witness to it, and his excellent use of materials ensured it was a showstopper.

Congratulations must also go to all who entered this wonderful competition, and to the further 21 runners up who helped captured the spirit our most beloved literary characters. Please see below just a few of our fantastic entries.

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