Fairfield students flock to join in Shaun the Sheep design contest

December 22 2014

HUNDREDS of students from Fairfield High School flocked to take part in a competition to design a sculpture for next summer’s Shaun the Sheep extravaganza.

HUNDREDS of students from Fairfield High School flocked to take part in a competition to design a sculpture for next summer’s Shaun the Sheep extravaganza.

The youngsters were challenged to come up with meaningful ideas for the character, which will be painted up so it can be used as part of the school’s involvement in the event. A total of 66 designs were submitted for the contest, some from individuals and others from groups with an estimated 250300 students involved.

The winning design, by Abida Khatun, is a colourful collection of flags, reflecting Fairfield’s diverse community. In second place were Lauren, Emily, Libby and Katie, whose ideas included many Bristol landmarks and icons, while the third-placed entry, from Connie, Shadimond, Florence, Latina, Maya, contained hands to represent friendship, and colours to represent skin colours and house colours.

Abida’s prize is the chance to spend time at a design agency. His tutor group and the runners-up will have a modelmaking workshop with Aardman Animations.

Prizes were presented by Aardman’s Gavin Strange, who has designed one of the Shauns for next summer’s trail, and Jim Parkyn, who will run the modelmaking workshops.

Kelly Harmer, from FHS, said: “The aim of the competition was to inspire students to use their design talents and to leave a lasting legacy for the school.”

The completed Shaun will be placed in the school’s reception area and will be used in activities with local primary schools as well as providing some learning opportunities for Fairfield students.

Shaun the Sheep design