The Animals are not Rubbish’ competition on Monday 13th kicking off a busy week last week.
Run by the Orion publishing group in conjunction with the Born Free Foundation and Waterstone’s children under the age of 12 were challenged to design and make a model of an endangered animal entirely from recycled material. With over 250 entries from groups and individuals around the country the entries were outstanding and Lauren St John, whose idea the competition was explained how impressed she had been with the standard and variety of entries.
The judging she explained had been great fun but a big challenge! She had been blown away by the response and enthusiasm shown.
During the evening Bill Travers of the Born Free Foundation explained their work and Lauren took the opportunity to explain her passion for their work, her own background and the influence it has had on her work and mention her ‘Last Leopard Fund’ that will raise money for some very special rescue work around the world.
The winners of the competition were the Phil and Jim Art Club at SS Philip and SS James Primary School in Oxford for their Dodo made of individual bees – an extinct animal made up of endangered animals.
Visit http://www.animalsarenotrubbish.co.uk/images/winners.jpg for pictures of all the entries and more information.