Lucas Dros with judges

ABOVE: Lucas Dros with judges Lady Frances Petchey and Emma Moorby  (John M Fulton Photography)

26 May 2017

Lucas Dros, Inclusive Learning student and one of our regular student ambassadors, has won the SEN Category of the ‘Perspective’ Secondary School Art Competition.

Organised by children’s charity Children & the Arts in partnership with the Jack Petchey Foundation, Lucas came out on top against hundreds of other entries picking up a £500 prize for himself along with £1000 towards art at the college.

For the competition, students were invited to submit an original artwork inspired by the theme ‘perspective’, to explore their own unique perspective or to explore the perspective of someone different to them. Five of our Inclusive Learning students entered, with Lucas's being judged the best by both our students and staff, and the competition judges. Lucas also beat dozens of other entries from across London and Essex to win the award. 

Lucas was encouraged to enter the competition by his tutor Lesly Corzo, who helped him plan his project. "I really enjoyed taking part in the competition" Lucas said. "Lesly worked with my and helped me plan, and then I worked hard to put the picture together."

Lucas's winning entry, and the beautiful way he has caught light reflecting,  is below. 

Lucas Dros winning picture

[Inclusive Learning Students] are determined to succeed and staff have high aspirations for them. This is reflected in the significant number of leavers who gain paid employment, move onto a higher level of programme or progress into supported living. - Ofsted. 

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