During lockdown, Year 12 & 13 Art students were challenged to participate in a creative writing competition run by Tate Collective for the upcoming exhibition of Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. The task was to write up to 500 words about a piece of Yiadom-Boakye’s art work. 

We are delighted to congratulate Aimee Shardlow, 13AGW,  for coming in the top 30 out of over 500 entries. Aimee has been invited to a Poetic Response event at Tate Britain where she will also participate in a creative writing workshop. 

Aimee wrote a highly emotive piece about the artwork ‘Condor and the Mole’.   See an extract below: 

‘The horizon.  A place where my dreams are imagined.  I cross my legs behind me,  placing myself amongst the sand,  feeling each grain rub against my bare skin. Perhaps I will stay here a while and think:  what if?  Can I?  Will I?’ 

Well done Aimee!  

We encourage all students to enter the competitions posted on their art google classroom and to use their talents.