Northern Schools Trust Art Competition

Year 11 students from North Liverpool Academy, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC, The Studio and The Kingsway Academy recently competed in the first Northern Schools Trust Art Competition.

The Theme of the competition was “childhood”, and saw entries exploring lost toys, memories, sweets and nostalgia through photographic outcomes. The entry requirement was that the work was equivalent to 10 hours and was completed in the students own time.

Voting for “the peoples choice” took place on the night during the evening art exhibition at The Studio. The winner was chosen by a Liverpool Biennial artist.

North Liverpool Academy student, Casey Aindow was selected as the winner, claiming the £150 prize money to be spent on art materials and equipment.


“I really didn’t expect to win, I entered the competition because I was encouraged by my teacher, and because I really enjoy making. There was a lot of people submitting 2D work, so I decided to create a 3D piece. I think being different went in my favour. My favourite element of the horse head design is the collaged extracts from R. Dahls, ‘Matilda’, as this was my favourite story when I was growing up. I am pleased that others enjoyed my work as much as I did making it”. Casey, North Liverpool Academy.

“What an amazing event the first Northern Schools Trust exhibition was. I had to remind myself on many occasions that the work came from our current year 11 students. We have a lot of dedicated and talented artists within the Trust. Teachers and learners should be incredibly proud of the art produced in response to the “Childhood”, theme and I massively appreciate the effort involved from all the art students who contributed. For anyone who was disappointed they missed this opportunity, I am happy to let you know we are working towards organising another Northern Schools Trust art competition just before Christmas. I can barely contain my excitement to see what you create”. Miss Donnelly, North Liverpool Academy.