Following on from the art work that our children produced from our David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation Project, we are pleased to announce that out of the many schools that took part, we were awarded runner up!

This is an amazing result, especially when Cranmere was one of only two state schools shortlisted. There was some very strong competition but our holistic and creative approach to the project, coupled with an excellent video presentation, put us in very close competition with the winners.

We were awarded a trophy, certificate and a year’s paid adoption of a protected rhino in Africa. Our Cranmere group met and had their photograph taken with Richard Shepherd CBE FRSA FGRA, who is a British artist and one of the world's most outspoken conservationists.

The whole school community should feel very proud indeed. I would like to take this opportunity to give big thanks to Mrs Etheridge, Mrs Parkhouse and Miss Evans who set up our art work in the museum for judging. Whole thanks also to Mrs Durden, who very graciously drove most of the work up to the museum for us. I would also like to convey my thanks to Mrs Bentallah, who also offered to drive the art work to the museum. And finally, thanks also to go to Mrs Flynn and Mrs Finch who escorted Miss Evans and two of our children to the event via public transport. Last but not least, I would like Mrs Murphy and Mrs Thornton efforts during this whole project to be recognised, especially the huge amount of organisational skills that Mrs Murphy employed to ensure that our participation in the finals went as smoothly as it could. We hope to be following its progress over the year.