Cutting Hedge art wins People’s Choice Award for art-K students

art-K, the leading provider of educational art classes in high street studios across the UK, is celebrating after the Surrey Wildlife Trust awarded the People’s Choice Award category to its Ewell branch in recognition of its students’ contribution to the recent Cutting Hedge Creativity competition.

Organised by the Trust, the competition highlighted the theme of hedges and their role in nature, to “help us tell a story about how important hedgerows are for wildlife and reversing the ecological and climate crises.”

In response, children at the Ewell branch used their art skills to construct a window display, visible to the community, to highlight the importance of hedgerows in supporting nature in the local area. The display highlighted creatures that can be spotted in and around British hedgerows.

art-K Ewell franchisee Stacey Colledge, said: “We are thrilled to be recognised by the Surrey Wildlife Trust for our entry into the Cutting Hedge Creativity competition. And I am even more thrilled to see the recognition given to our children aged 6-16, who used art to help tell a story about the importance of nature and preserving biodiversity.”

The winning window display will remain in place for another few weeks. As a winning entry, the display is set to feature in Surrey Nature, the magazine of the Surrey Wildlife Trust.

art-K Managing Director Emily Harper, said: “As an organisation we are strongly committed to sustainability. Our studios use 100% green energy from Octopus Energy, we offset our footprint with Ecologi, our art-K branded materials are delivered in compostable packaging, and we educate students about recycling, hiding plastic in their artwork.”

The winning display can be viewed at: 31 The Broadway, Stoneleigh, Stoneleigh, Epsom, KT17 2JE

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