Pupils take top spots in art show

Kelvingrove winners Eve and Lauren, from Eastwood High School
Kelvingrove winners Eve and Lauren, from Eastwood High School

The artwork of East Renfrewshire high school pupils has gone on display in the same building as work by some of the world’s greatest artists — Kelvingrove Art Gallery.

Lauren Watson, Eve Murphy Marriot and Amardeep Singh from Eastwood High won gold, silver and highly commended in Kelvingrove’s annual art competition.

As gold and silver winners, Lauren and Eve got to attend the grand prizegiving at the famous Glasgow gallery.

Eastwood High head teacher Stuart Maxwell said: “Congratulations to Lauren, Eve and Amardeep.

“The girls’ entries beat competition from all over Scotland and their work was of a truly excellent standard.”

The annual Kelvingrove art competition is open to pupils of all ages, from nursery to secondary school age. It is in its 111th year this year.

Entries are judged within age bands and winners are awarded gold, silver and bronze medals at the prizegiving ceremony.

Work is judged by professional artists and art educators.