Students win county art contest

Two students from TGS fought off competition from 300 other pupils in a Kent wide art competition.

Amaya Lyne won silver in the 17-18 year olds category and Hannah Cockram collected bronze for the 11-16 year olds in the John Downton Awards.

The annual competition for young artists commemorates the celebrated Kent artist, poet, and philosopher; who was born in Erith in 1906.

This year around 300 students from 30 schools and colleges entered the contest, and all were hoping to impress the judges with their artistic talent.

Mike Hill, Kent County Council's cabinet member for community services presented the awards at County Hall in Maidstone. The shortlisted entries are now being exhibited until Dec 6th at Sessions House in County Hall.

Early in the new year they will be transferred to the Turner Contemporary in Margate.

Amaya Lyne receives her award for her entry "The Rise of Communism" from Mike Hill

Amaya Lyne receives her award for her entry "The Rise of Communism" from Mike Hill

Hannah Cockram and her entry "Portrait of Mr Smith"

Hannah Cockram and her entry "Portrait of Mr Smith"