The Art department is very pleased to announce that Bella Mason (upper sixth) has been selected to go through to the semi-finals of the prestigious Articulation award, a national public speaking competition run by the Roche Court Educational Trust and the University of Cambridge. Over 1,000 students have entered the Articulation competition prize this year. The competition gives students the opportunity to present an original talk on a work of art, architecture or an artefact.
This Tuesday, Bella gave an outstanding talk on the painting, The World of Cyprus, by Adamantios Diamantis at the London heat held at The Royal Academy. Christopher Le Brun, artist, President of the Royal Academy and judge for the competition, was impressed with Bella’s “unusual and thoughtful” response to the work and praised the combination of personal history and politics in her talk.
Bella competed against students from several leading London schools, winning a place in the semi-finals at the National Gallery on 15th February. We hope the next round of the competition is a success for Bella and that she has the opportunity to present her talk at the final at Clare College, Cambridge in March.
Miss Cottone (Teacher of Art)