Every year the Independent Schools Association (ISA) holds a National Art competition. On Thursday 7th October they held the Area Art competition for schools which fall in the London North group, of which St James Prep is included. We entered a variety of incredible pieces of art from Reception up to Year 6. This year the pupils at St James Prep did exceptionally well with a total of six artworks being placed in their categories. Firstly, well done to every child in the school who made a plate to create our fantastic collaborative artwork, ‘What Love Means to Me’ because it was awarded 3rd place in the 3D Group Art category. Anika and Vishnu (Year 6) and Romy’s (Year 2) artworks were also placed third in their respective 2D Art categories. Phoenix’s (Year 6) vibrant silk painting of a Hokusai inspired fish was placed second in the Key Stage 2 Textiles category. First place in the EYFS 2D Art category was awarded to Sophie in Reception for her beautifully expressive, mixed media piece titled ‘Colour Explosion’.  Sophie’s winning artwork qualifies to be submitted in the National Finals in November.