A pair of stunning wildlife-themed artworks have been unveiled at two Leicester primary schools after pupils won the top prizes in Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust’s 2021 Wild Art Competition.
Entrants to the competition, which was open to all Leicester primary school pupils, were challenged to create a piece of art that showed off the UK’s wonderful wildlife.
First prize went to Yasmine Mohammed, a Year 6 pupil at Queensmead Primary Academy, for her eye-level encounter for a squirrel. Graffwerk street artist Wing Lo spent three days creating a vibrant spraypaint mural on a wall at the school in August.
The piece features animals chosen by pupils - a fox, ladybird, deer, bee and hedgehog. A timelapse video now available on the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust YouTube Channel and at www.wildforestschool.org.uk/wild-art shows how the mural was created.