Ashmolean honour for pupils

thisisoxfordshire: Oxford High School pupil Navica Jangra, 10, with her mum Shelly Jangra and her painting entitled Chilling Tiger Oxford High School pupil Navica Jangra, 10, with her mum Shelly Jangra and her painting entitled Chilling Tiger

PROUD mum Shelly Jangra saw art by daughter Navica, 10, and other primary school pupils hanging on the walls at the Ashmolean Museum.

The piece was one of 525 being exhibited, whittled down from 3,400 entries in the Young Art Oxford competition.

Mrs Jangra said: “It was fantastic to see it there in the museum and I love the way she has blended the colours.

“Navica had been excited for days, because she didn’t think she had a chance of winning. So that’s been really great for her.

“And for me, it’s the Ashmolean, going there is one thing but seeing your own family’s work on the wall is something else.

“All the work there was really good, especially those of the younger children.”

Pupils from 46 primary schools in the county entered the competition, which was themed around “the natural world”.

Each child paid £1 to enter and the paintings went on sale for a donation.

Money raised will be given to Cancer Research UK and spent on research into childhood cancers. Organisers said the exhibition raised £15,000.

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