Art competition success for Leeds school

Prince Henry’s Grammar School's winning entry to the MDG15 competition

Prince Henry’s Grammar School’s winning entry to the MDG15 competition

A Leeds School has won a national competition with their art work raising awareness of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Students from Prince Henry’s Grammar School came top with a colourful batik design.

“We wanted to show how the Millennium Development Goals are a careful and delicate balancing act, with rays of hope radiating from behind as we move closer to achieving them,” said year 9 student Max Behrens.

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals include targets to reduce the number of people living on less than one dollar a day and ensure that every child is able to complete primary school.

“The MDGs are really important Goals to achieve better lives for some of the world’s poorest people.” said competition organiser Alison Huntley from Leeds DEC. “Some great progress has been made, for example in 2000, 102 million children of primary school age were out of school. This number was reduced to 57 million children, in 2011, but that is still far, far too many children missing out on a basic education.”

“We are so proud of our students who took part,” said Art teacher Natalie Sadler “This work is part of our commitment to Global Learning as a school.”

See all the entries to the MDG15 competition here.

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