Glasgow’s schoolchildren have been celebrating Scotland’s amazing wildlife with an art competition organised by RSPB Scotland.
Drawings, painting and sculptures were created as part of the RSPB’s annual Big Schools’ Birdwatch (which this year runs from 16-30 January) and all the entries submitted will go on display in Kelvingrove Museum over the weekend of 21-22 January. The prize winners will receive art materials and RSPB singing birds.
Jenifer MacCaluim, RSPB Scotland Field Teacher at Kelvingrove Museum, said: “We are very impressed by the high standard of entries for this competition; there are many talented artists in our schools. It is interesting to read on the entries why the children chose the animals they did. Some were drawn to species they see regularly and felt they had a connection with while others chose animals they felt were iconic, beautiful or even scary!
“A lot of work has been put into the winning pieces, and the display in the museum will be a chance for parents to see some of the excellent work Glasgow’s school children have produced in partnership with the RSPB.”
At the museum children can draw some wildlife to add to our giant frieze of Scotland’s habitats, or create their own picture to take home. They can also have their favourite Scottish animal painted on their hand. There will also be a guided tour of Kelvingrove park at 1pm and of the museum at 2pm.
The field teaching team at Kelvingrove offer outdoor workshops to schools throughout the year. See our website for details. All activities are run in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life. For any additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.