Sadie Herne Wins Jean Beadon Art Competition

L-R: Sadie Herne, along with her mum Hannah, dad James, and little sister Halle

Sadie Herne from St Pauls Primary School is the proud winner of the 2021 Jean Beadon Art Competition.

In second place was Qhi Green from Harford Primary School and Kaelize Thomas from Harford Primary School taking third place.

Orua Dows of Pilling Primary School and Laine George, Jaymie Lawrence, Ephrem Stroud, and Kyle Williams, all of St Paul’s Primary School, were Highly Commended.

The late Jean Beadon, a lady with a passion for art, lived on St Helena many years ago. She wanted to encourage children to develop their art skills, so she set up a Trust that would sponsor a Jean Beadon Art Competition every year. All Year 6 pupils in the Island’s three Primary Schools worked towards the Jean Beadon Art Competition during their Art lessons.

Director of Education, Skills & Employment Portfolio, Wendy Benjamin, commented:

“I was really impressed with the art that was produced this year – all children did really well. I especially liked the children’s use of colour and the unusual choice of subject for some pieces. Congratulations to Sadie, Qhi and Kaelize, and all who were highly commended. Be proud of what you have achieved.”

Competition winner, Sadie, said:

“I was inspired by culture and art as my family and I travelled around the world. The art work that inspired me the most was the maori and pacific artwork. Doing the Jean Beadon Art Project has allowed me to express myself through art. My favourite piece was my exam piece because I like the flow of different colours following through different medias which completed the picture. The Jean Beadon Art Project was a lot of fun and I look forward to enhancing my skills at Prince Andrew School.”

St Pauls Primary Art Teacher, Sherell Thomas, concluded:

“Sadie is an extremely able and enthusiastic pupil who has developed skills with media technologies to shape space, time, movement and lighting within her portfolio where she demonstrated creativity, skill and imagination. I am so proud of her! I am also delighted to have had four highly commended pupils. All four pupils really excelled over the year, showed perseverance and skill. I hope they continue to shine at Prince Andrew School.”

All pupils and their teachers are congratulated for their achievements in the 2021 Jean Beadon Art Competition.


10 August 2021

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