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the Skyes the limit for Cheshire based student

23 March 2015

11 year old Skye Macleod, a pupil at Alderley Edge School for Girls in Cheshire was awarded the accolade Potential Picasso after receiving first prize in the North West School Arts Competition. The competition is now in its third year and is run by Manchester based law firm Browne Jacobson.

Skye entered the competition under the Potential Picasso category, fighting off competition from over 700 other entrants, across 50 schools who took part across the region.

Skye was presented with her prize, a Kindle Fire HD 7 by Sam James, Centre for rugby team Sale Sharks.

Skye with her prize winning work

Skyes school also won a contribution towards art supplies and were given a one years free subscription to QuickCall - Browne Jacobsons quick response specialist legal telephone advisory service.

Head teacher at Alderley Edge School for Girls, Bridget Howard commented:

"We were all delighted that Skye won this year. She put a lot of thought and care into her piece of art to ensure that she encompassed the subject of the competition well."

"Every year the title of the competition is eagerly awaited by the girls, and as soon as they know the competition subject, they start researching and trying out different methods of depicting it. We are already looking forward to entering next year."

Philip Hodgkinson - co-founder of the book the Good Old Drawing and well-known childrens illustrator Martin Impey were both on the judging panel and tasked with picking the winners again.

Dai Durbridge, Education Partner at Browne Jacobson, commented:

"The response to the competition has yet again been remarkable and it was no easy task for the judges to pick one winner. The standard of all of the submissions in the Potential Picassos category was at such a high level but it was Skyes piece that really stood out for the judges because of the innovative way it presented ways to protect the environment."

The ceremony, which took place on Friday 13 March at Manchesters Museum of Science & Industry, celebrated all of the entrants and the winners of each category and was also an opportunity to showcase all of the winning artwork.

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