A talented Preparatory School artist has achieved a notable accolade from a high-profile national competition.
Isabella Peevor, a Year 6 pupil at Rydal Penrhos, beat out hundreds of thousands of other entries to finish second in The Red Nose Design Challenge, and Headmaster Simon Smith delivered the news to a stunned Celebration Assembly on Friday, February 2.
The 11-year-old’s design will now be transformed into a 3D nose by designers and sold in Oxfam stores across the country.
Art teacher Suzy Morris introduced the competition at the Prep School and received dozens of creations, and Isabella is now set for a trip to see her design of a fairy with a hula dress brought to life.
This is the second time the department has celebrated national success this year, with Sixth Form scholar Elysia Gilman won the Under 18 category at the annual Museum of Modern Art for Wales competition.
Mrs Morris, said: “This was such an exciting competition to enter as we all love Red Nose day and as a school we always look forward to participating in the day and wear our red noses with pride.
“The pupils were so excited about taking part in the design and creating a new red nose. It had to be a proper little character with written work to complement the design about the personality of the nose.
“We had an exciting video to watch about the event and then we had several art lessons to work on our designs.
“There were so many original ideas, and Issy’s stood out as being a real winner. She created a very delightful fairy character complete with a hula skirt.
“She faced a tough judging panel who were impressed with her originality and creativity. It will be so exciting to see Issy’s design created in 3D. I am so proud of her, well done Issy what an achievement.”