Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize
Winners announced for the 2018 Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize
Inspired by this year's theme of ‘Threatened Species in Woollahra’, our local school students have created sculptures of many amazing threatened species that are still seen in the Woollahra area including the Little Penguin, Powerful Owl, Grey-headed Flying Fox, Sooty Oystercatcher, New Holland Mouse, Bentwing Bat, the Seahorse and more.
All students should be very proud of their efforts as their sculptures will inspire others to reflect on the importance of protecting the amazing wildlife and threatened species in Woollahra.
Pictured: 'The Catcher' by Emil Hurley-Stone and Oscar Shirley from Glenmore Road Public School, 2018 Winner Group Category
Congratulations to our 2018 Prize winners.
Senior Category: Gabriel Stafford from Reddam House for the sculpture The Less Powerful Owl
Junior Category: Ellie Dickinson from Woollahra Public School for the sculpture Swimming in Plastic
Group Category: Emil Hurley-Stone and Oscar Shirley from Glenmore Road Public School for the sculpture The Catcher
- Willow Mason from Ascham School for Sunset Bat - the Grey-headed Flying Fox
- Charlie Dickinson from Woollahra Public School for Recycled Penguin
- AntonioKazagrandi and Oliver Criddle from The Scots College for Owl Power
- Darcey Keen, Clara Stewart and Claire Huang from Reddam House for Humanity's True Moral Test
Viewer’s Choice: Marina Ghannami, Sarah Fakhouri and Isabelle Murdoch from Ascham for Magenta Cherry Tree
About the 2018 Theme
The 2018 theme, Threatened Species in Woollahra, inspired students to think about the threatened species in our environment.
Students could seek inspiration for their artwork by considering what a threatened species is, how and why animals are categorised and protected by this status, or which unique species remain in Woollahra that need our protection.
Here are some links to help with sculpture planning and research:
- List of threatened and vulnerable species in Woollahra
- Threatened species information from the NSW Government
- Cool Australia, free lesson plans and units of work
- Woollahra Council, Precious Plants and Animals Environmental Sculpture Resource Kit
- Australian Government, Hands on for Habitat: Exploring Australia's Threatened Species Resource Kit
Environmental Education Officer
Phone: 9391 7095