Ruby, a student in Six One (Year 12), recently represented the School in the ARTiculation competition at Creative Folkestone.
More than 6,000 students are now involved in the annual ARTiculation competition, which invites participants to deliver ten-minute presentations on a piece of art, architecture, or an artefact, in competition against one another. After initial inter-school heats, the winning students deliver their presentations at the regional heats around the country.
Ruby was awarded second place with her excellent presentation on the mural Put Down the Knives; Pick up a Paintbrush, 2018, by graffiti artist Nathan Bowen.
Art curator Jonathan Watkins, who adjudicated the competition, thanked all eight speakers for 'a really impressive range of works and for a very moving afternoon', congratulating them all on their passionate presentations.
He praised Ruby especially for her deeply moving presentation, and for her choice of subject matter. He applauded her for making contact with the artist directly, developing her presentation out of personal experience and, additionally, relating it to current affairs.