Talented local young artist celebrates success in Tesco Bank Art Competitions for Schools at Tesco Bathgate store
7 September 2013
Today (7th September 2013) local pupil Patrick Dooley was at the Tesco Store in Bathgate to celebrate his success in the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools, after being named a winner in the Water, Water, Everywhere category in June this year.The event is run with the National Galleries of Scotland to raise awareness of art and the national collection.
The local store, where Patrick and his mother who are regular customers, put on a special event , and presented Patrick with a gift card for his hard work. Donaldson’s School, where Patrick is a pupil, also received a range ofart materials that the whole school can benefit from.
Patrick had tough competition this year, as the National Galleries of Scotland received 11,222 submissions, up by 81% from last year’s total. Entries came infrom schools in every local authority in Scotland, from Dumfries and the Scottish Borders, to Shetland and the Western Isles.
The winning artwork – including Patrick’s painting – is currently on show in the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh until October 2013.
Adele Mills, Community Investment Manager at Tesco Bank, said,
“I’d like to personally congratulate Patrick. We are absolutely delighted to help Patrick celebrate his achievement with his family and the staff from his local Tesco store. Tesco Bank supports national projects in the local communities which aim to widen access to opportunities for all across sport, literacy and the arts.”
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