In October we launched a Stained Glass Window Children’s Competition asking children to think of a happy memory or moments from 2020, using any style of art they were encouraged to design a Stained Glass Window inspired by that memory. 2020 has been a difficult year for many, but reading all the happy moments the children have experienced throughout the year filled us with joy and hope.
In total, we had 183 entries from children aged between 4 and 13years old, including artwork created by schools, Crossby-on-Eden C of E Primary School, Dean C of E School, Old Hutton C of E School, Hayton C of E Primary School, Lancercost C of E Primary School and Kirkoswald C of E Primary School.
Children recalled happy memories of visiting the beach, spending time with their families, enjoying that wonderful sunshine that brightened up our first lockdown, their pets (including a pet duck!). They were thankful for the NHS, shared rainbows and of course thankful for their game consoles.
All entries were wonderful, and it was a really hard decision just picking one winner and three runners up. After long talks, we made our decision.
Our winner is:
Arien, (7) who enjoyed gardening over the summer and watching the bees and butterflies.
Our runners up are:
Oliver (8) who’s cheeky cat ate their pizza!
Eden (10) who loved walks down the lane to pick brambles.
Martha (13) who enjoyed taking part in the virtual choir over lockdown.
You can enjoy all the artwork by watching this video, Stained Glass Window Competition Video.
Thank you to everyone involved for their creativity, positivity and hope.