Oatlands pupils' art back in London spotlight at Saatchi Gallery

Children from Oatlands Junior School in front of the school's art installation called Conserving Our Biodiversity at the Saatchi Gallery in London. (Picture by Laura Pannack)
Children from Oatlands Junior School in front of the school's art installation called Conserving Our Biodiversity at the Saatchi Gallery in London. (Picture by Laura Pannack)
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Artistic young Harrogate pupils’ time in the limelight at the Saatchi Gallery in London is to be extended.

Having done phenomenally well to be nominated from 22,000 entries from 54 countries for the international 2016 Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools, Oatlands Junior School’s creation will now be on show for a second run from April 5.

Oatlands Junior School pupils Madeline OConnell, Grace Bellis , Zach Southworth and Eve Whitaker at the Saatchi Gallery. (Picture by Laura Pannack)

Oatlands Junior School pupils Madeline OConnell, Grace Bellis , Zach Southworth and Eve Whitaker at the Saatchi Gallery. (Picture by Laura Pannack)

The pupils' installation art piece, called Conserving Our Biodiversity, was the work of the entire school.

Under the guidance of Oatlands Junior School's art teacher, Sam Joseph, it was originally exhibited with the 19 other finalists from rond the world earlier this month.

After the winner was chosen by the judges, the gallery was so impressed with the standard, directors at Saatchi decided to exhibit all the finalist’s work again.