Community get behind Bridlington’s budding young artists as more than 2000 people vote for shopping centre’s annual school art competition
An annual arts campaign launched by Bridlington’s busiest retail destination has been hailed another success as the calibre of entries continues to strengthen.
Nine schools entered the Promenades Shopping Centre’s School Arts Campaign, which sees pupils working together to create huge murals that are displayed in the centre throughout the year. The theme this year, Bridlington Pleasure Boats, the schools were asked to create an inspirational mural based on the theme of the famous pleasure boats that used to sail in and out of Bridlington harbour after the war.
Over 2000 people visited the shopping centre’s website to vote for their favourite masterpiece. Quay Academy came out on top in this year’s competition, with an impressive 1101 votes, second place was awarded to Bay Primary School with 273 votes and Flamborough Primary School came in third place with 175 votes.
Carl Brown, centre manager at Promenades Shopping Centre, said: “This is my second year being involved with the School’s Art Campaign and yet again I was amazed by the quality of the artwork produced by the schools.
“It’s great to see so many engage with the competition and vote for their favourite pieces and have a little bit of friendly rivalry between the schools.
“Here at the Promenades, we actively try and engage with the local community in as many initiatives as possible throughout the year, such as our Charity of the Year, The Extraordinary People Awards and the School Art Campaign.
“The pieces of artwork will be on display throughout the Promenades if people wish to come down and enjoy them.”
The coveted trophy will be presented to the Quay Academy by Carl.
As part of the schools arts project, the Promenades Charity of the Year, the Bridlington Sea Cadets also choose their winner, and this year, they chose the artwork produced by Flamborough Primary School.
Bob Taylor, of Bridlington Sea Cadets said: “The artwork produced this year was fantastic and as with last year, it was a very tough decision to make. The hard work from the schools that goes into creating these pieces of artwork is amazing and we were blown away with the quality of each piece.