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Go Ape Christmas Card Competition

Hi everyone, just to let you know that Go Ape are hosting a Christmas card design competition, and offering a spectacular First Prize -  a Go Ape Family Pass and a merchandise bundle worth £250!  This competition is not being run via school (so you will need to submit a scan/ photo of your Art work yourself) but with a prize like this, I couldn't not tell you all about it. :-)

Here is the web link to all the details you will need.

Good luck everyone!

Update on our European Landmarks Art Competition!

(one week to go to competition deadline!)

We have had some terrific entries sent in. Some are 2d, some are 3d, all are fabulous.  We have even had a work of art sent in that is made using fruit pastels! Here are some of the pictures for you to see!



Look at this gorgeous picture that Deetya in Year 6 has created at home!  Beautiful! Well done, Deetya.

Autumn 1 2021

27th September - Today we celebrated European Languages Day in school and there was a huge variety of activites and languages being heard around the school!  As part of our celebrations, we are launching a school-wide competition where children are invited to create a model or drawing of a European landmark.  This can be in any medium they like, and we will enter display all entries in our school gallery for all to see!  All the information you need is in the powerpoint in the downloads section of this page but suffice to say - bring your imagination and submit by 15th October!  (We love to see work that has been created as part of a kit but wont be able to include these in the competition as it must the child's orginal work).

26th September 2021

Update on the Royal Mail 'Design a Stamp' competition!

The Royal Mail have now whittled down all the entries to 120 regional finalists.  Alas, Oldfield Brow did not feature in this countdown, but we are part of the number of entries which contributed to this being a Guinness World Record Breaker!

An incredible 606,049 entries were received from children across the UK, with an amazing 7,479 schools taking part. Congratulations to all 606,049 children who entered, as their designs contributed towards a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for the largest postage stamp design competition.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “It is of great credit to the children of this country that in world record breaking numbers they picked up their paintbrushes, pens and paints and paid artistic tribute to the heroes of our coronavirus response. Their brilliant efforts represent the collective gratitude of the nation to everyone who went above and beyond during the pandemic. Congratulations to all those who have made it to the next round and thank you to everyone who has taken part.”

To arrive at the 120 regional finalists, a network of judges, consisting of current and retired art teachers, evaluated each of the 606,049 entries. Over a three-month period, the best entries, from Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the nine regions of England were chosen from each age group. You can see these final 120 entries by following the links below.

From these 120 regional finalists, a special panel of judges will now determine the winning 24 regional designs and these will be announced in November.

From these 24 entries, eight winning images will be chosen as official Royal Mail stamps. They will then appear on millions of items of mail across the UK when they are issued in the Spring of 2022.  I can't wait to see what the final designs will look like.

If you would like to see the 120 finalists, they can be reached by the following link...



Welcome to a brand new year of Art projects at Oldfield Brow!  We will soon be letting the children know about an exciting competition linked to European Languages Day, and of course, Christmas brings with it so many fabulous opportunities for artistic creation.  Don't forget, if you create any pieces of art at home that you are particulary proud of, do send a photo into kbrownsell@oldfield-brow.com and I will feature it in a virtual gallery for you :-)



It is wonderful to hear that so many classes across the school are getting involved with 'Thank You Day, which is this coming Sunday, 4th July.  We have some extremely thoughtful and caring pupils in Oldfield Brow - well done, everyone!


I was walking down the corridor this morning and look what made my day!  William of Year 3LP has created this masterpiece, all by himself, at home over the half term holiday.  I absolutely love his puffin picture.  It was so good I've installed it as the current  'HELLO' picture for this page, but here is a copy of it too!  Well done, William - I think this is brilliant, you deserve to be extremely proud of yourself!


PHEW !!! The printer is glowing after working so hard to create the 'Thank you for taking part' certificates! 67 entries were submitted across the school, w

ith 2 classes each putting forward 10 entries on their own and 3LP squeeking a victory with 11 entries for the class!  Well done to everyone - I have loved looking at all the entries - what an amazing collection of ideas! Thank you so much getting involved. The entries are taped up and on the way to Royal Mail - Good luck everyone !!


The deadline is getting close - all entries must be with Mrs Brownsell (Year 6) by Monday 24th May to ensure we get them to Royal Mail in time for judging.
There is a LETTER FOR PARENTS in the downloads section which details how Royal Mail will use the entries and any personal information - please read this if your child has entered a piece of art work.  Thank you so much everyone who has contributed so far - they are fabulous!

p.s. If you would like to take part but don't have an entry form, they can be printed off from the downloads section below :-)

Here are some of the entries we have had already - can you spot yours?


For more than 50 years Royal Mail's Special Stamp programme has commemorated British history and achievement.  They are launching a competition to create 8 new stamps, to honour the heroes who have looked after us all, throughout the coronavirus pandemic.  

We are delighted to be taking part, and can't wait to see all of the designs which the children create. (Please see the downloads section to share the powerpoint which the children have viewed in school).

If your child enters the competition, please foolow the link to some important information from Royal Mail for parents.


All entries need to be in by Monday 24th May to Mrs Brownsell (Year 6), please.

Good luck!


Stockport Grammar Portrait Competition

The Results are in - and they are fantastic!! 

Here is a message from Stockport Grammar School, with a link to the submitted art work, and winners (no spoilers unlesss you scroll further down, but Oldfield Brow have two of them - just saying !!!

From Stockport Grammar School

During the Spring term we asked Year 5 artists to send in entries on the theme of ‘Portrait’ for our annual Art Competition - and what an amazing effort the children have put in!

We have received a record number of entries and they were of an impressively high calibre. Head of Art and Design, Mr Richard Davies and his team have immensely enjoyed judging the competition and marvelled at the imaginative interpretation of the 'Portrait' theme and the variety of medias explored in creating the entries.

To celebrate this array of fantastic work, we have put together an online gallery and virtual prize announcement, click on the link below to access the mini-site, the site will remain live and accessible through our website so the artists can share their artwork with friends and family.

Click here https://www.stockportgrammar.co.uk/news-and-events/year-5-art-competition-2021/prize-winners/ to visit the SGS Year 5 Art Competition site

Prize winners will be contacted shortly to arrange delivery of their prize. Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition.

Oldfield Brow have collected prizes not once, but twice - Imogen has been given an award for her 'Highly Commended' work, and wait for it (please imagine a terrific drum roll) the winning entry of the whole competition is one of our pupils: Emil !!  Terrific Emil, well done!  Here they are receiving their prizes from Stockport Grammar - everyone looks thrilled, and rightly so!


Stockport Grammar Annual Portrait Competition - Year 5

I love this event! Having been a Year 5 teacher myself in the past, this competition has a special place in  my heart.  Last year, the competition took place much earlier in the year, and just squeaked in before lock-down squashed so many chances for pupils to get together and celebrate their achievements.  As we are not out of the Covid woods just yet, this year has had a bit of a re-vamp and will be done, dun duuun - virtually! 

Year 5 have once again risen to the challenge, and created some fantastic Pop Art portraits in the style of the artist, Roy Lichtenstein.  Do you recognise his work?


I was absolutely over the moon with all of the portraits that I saw in both Year 5 classes, they were terrific!  The children chose who should represent their classes, and these are the results. (I am not going to put the names on just yet - much more fun to play 'Guess Who!')

         Don't forget to wish everyone the very best of luck in the competition!


Hi everyone,

Our latest Art Adventure! 

                                              The Royal Academy of Art are hosting a Summer Show competition, and are inviting entries until the 26th April, 2021.  

We have had some beautiful work sent in already.  Don't forget, you can send in pictures of up to 3 pieces of art that you are proud of and they can be in any medium you like.  Have you made a 3D structure, worked with clay, used acrylic paint, sequins, ink or watercolours? You might have already completed the art you would like to submit, or it could be a brand new piece. If you would like to use a piece submitted to our previous competition, let me know and I can photograph it for you :-)

Oliver - Year 6

Zoya - Year 6

The Young Artists’ Summer Show is a free exhibition for young artists aged 5 - 19 years old.  The art work you can see on this page were all prize winning entries from 2020 - think you can top this? Of course you can! Grab your pen, pencil, brush, cardboard, glue or whatever takes your fancy - throw in a ton of imagination and bring that beauty in your mind out into the world.  I can't wait to see what you create!

What  kind of art should I do?

Anything you like! The artwork can be made using any medium (a word for the materials you’ve used to create your piece). It can be a painting, sculpture, photograph, installation, video, drawing, or a combination. There is no theme so art can be of any subject and they don’t mind when you made the artwork as long as you are between 5-19 when you submit it.   (If you would like to submit the art work that was entered for the competition we held in school, just let me know!)


Prizes ?

Prizes are awarded for two inspiring artworks from each key stage, as chosen by the President of the Royal Academy, and you can also vote for your favourite artwork in their annual People’s Choice Award. Take a look at the 2020 prize winning artworks. https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/2020/galleries/7   

How can I enter?
Submitting artwork is completely free and is done online. Our school is registered, so your artworks can be submitted via Mrs Brownsell (via kbrownsell@oldfield-brow.com ). (Please note permission forms in the Downloads section).

Each student can submit up to three artworks of any type and remember, there is no theme so let your ideas go crazy. When you enter, you’ll need to give images of your artwork plus some information about the piece such as title, size, and a little text about the artwork and why you made it. Your artwork will be seen by the panel of judges at the Royal Academy of Arts, and the selected pieces will be shown in their online exhibition, some of the artworks will also be shown at the Royal Academy of Arts.

Judging will take place on 1st May. The online (and hopefully onsite also ) exhibition will launch on 11th July.

For all other information, please see the Royal Academy of Arts website https://youngartists.royalacademy.org.uk/get-involved  . 

***  There is important information regarding submission of work, permission forms and how to successfully photograph your work in the Downloads section below.  ***


THE RESULTS ARE IN  !!!!  This has to be my favourite part of being the Art Curriculum Co-ordinator.  Thankfully, I don't have to judge the work - this would be such a tough job!  But I had lots and lots of helpers.  Children from all the classes across the school voted for their favourite pieces and from this we got year group winners, a winner for Key Stage 1 & 2, and a winner of the award from Art With a Heart, by our guest judge, Karen Wroe!  Please look in the downloads section for the 'Results In' powerpoint to share in congratulating all our winners :-)

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Home Instead Senior Care, Altrincham are running a special Christmas project to reach out and connect with those who might be isolated or struggling, particularly this year with all that it has brought.  (As background, this company helps elderly people stay in their own homes by providing help with everyday care which might prove challenging). 

They are taking part in a project in the run up to Christmas called 'Be a Santa to a Senior' where gift packs are being distributed to elderly people who may be isolated or struggling in some way.  They would love a part of this pack to be handmade Christmas cards, which is where Oldfield Brow comes in. Classes are creating homemade Christmas cards to be included in these pack, in the hopes of spreading good cheer and festive good will across our region.  The designs are unique to the classes and children who create them, and those I have seen already have been so beautiful and thoughtful.  Well done everyone!

(Cards have no identifying information on them)

  Here is just a small selection of the cards which have been created by classes across the school already!  I have been hearing how much the children have engaged with discussing how some people might be lonely or isolated at Christmas, and reading the heart-felt messages that have been written inside show just how caring and thoughtful the pupils are.


Judges from all the classes across the school are busy getting their votes in for their favourite pieces of art in our competition.  It has been brilliant to see the faces of the children as they make their choices, and I am so looking forward to being able to announce the winners once the results are in.  Pictures of the entries can be viewed below :-)  

Here are some of judges! Thank you so much, children of Reception Moonbeams and Year 1SC!




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