Mullion pupil scoops brand new award
3:30pm Friday 29th June 2012 in News
A MULLION School pupil has become the first winner of the county's newest history prize.
Phoebe Jourdan has won the 14-16 Art category of the Cardew-Rendle History Prize as well as scooping the overall winner award for the 14 -16 category.
The newly established award, administered by the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro, was held for the first time this year thanks to the legacy from the estate of Harold Cornelius Cardew-Rendal - a benefactor who left a substantial amount of money to hold a bi-annual prize.
Phoebe, along with her family and Headteacher Mike Sandford were invited to the awards ceremony in Truro where she was presented with a cheque for £75.
Mr Sandford was also presented with £250 for Mullion School's history department.
“Recently, as I am quite new to Cornwall I have been enjoying photographing the new scenery.
“Last term a notice came through about the Cardew Rendle history prize in registration and we were told to go to the history teacher for more information.
“It soon became clear that the subject this year was an historic subject in Cornwall. This could be expressed through drama, art or essay writing. I decided to create a piece of art and chose the subject of Cornwall's worldwide communications.
“I then travelled around the local area taking photos of all the communications I could find. Examples include, fishing boats, daffodils, phone boxes, The Marconi centre and the Lizard lighthouse.
“After taking these photos I found an old small coffee table and covered in with communications in Cornwall.” said Phoebe.
Mr Sandford said, “This is a great achievement as the competition is open to the whole of Cornwall. Phoebe's idea was highly original and superbly executed. Well done, Phoebe.”
The competition was judged by Justin Leigh (Spotlight News), author Philip Marsden, artist Sue Lewington, Royal Cornwall Museum Director Hilary Bracegirdle and Wendy Delf from Cornwall Learning.