Pupil Kyle’s circus painting gets special merit award

Kyle Marshall with his circus-themed painting which received special merit in the Tesco Bank schools art competition.
Kyle Marshall with his circus-themed painting which received special merit in the Tesco Bank schools art competition.

A pupil from a Newburgh school has picked up an award in the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools.

Kyle Marshall, a pupil at Newburgh Mathers Primary, received special merit in the Primary 1-3 competition which had a circus theme.

The youngseter attended the prize-giving ceremony at the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh where his artwork will go on display to the public for the first time.

Ther ewere 496 entries from Aberdeenshire this year, from 19 schools across the area.

Kyle’s artwork, along with that of 52 other winning young artists, will be on display at the gallery until October 27, before being displayed at Borders General Hospital in Melrose and Eden Court Theatre in Inverness.

Each year, the art competition, which is run by the National Galleries of Scotland and supported by Tesco Bank, attracts entries from children in every area in Scotland, with some of the amazing works in the National Galleries’ collection specially chosen to provide inspiration.

This year there were more than 7,500 entries from across the country.