Alun & Joy Jones Awards 2008

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Alun and Joy Jones Awards 2007

Personal Histories – Making Connections in Chislehurst


The Chislehurst Society celebrated the seventeenth annual Alun and Joy Jones Award Ceremony at Bromley High School in May.  Each year, the Society invites students who live or attend school in Chislehurst to take a careful look at their immediate environment and create a project.

This year our theme was ‘Personal Histories – Making Connections in Chislehurst’.  We used a very innovative brochure using a London Underground design to get across the idea that participants could make connections with people past or present via different disciplines in the school curriculum.  For example, students could look at Chislehurst from a perspective of Art and Design or statistically from a geographer’s viewpoint. They were encouraged to write letters, reports or poetry, draw, paint, or sculpt to develop their ideas and research on the people of Chislehurst.

The competition involved over six hundred local children across four primary schools and three secondary schools.  The Society presented £1,000 of book token prizes, and 160 certificates of merit.  Surrounded by inspired projects from primary and secondary schools from Chislehurst, the prize-giving was a great opportunity for us all to appreciate how fortunate we are to be part of such a vibrant and thriving community. 

Babington House School was presented with the Alun Jones Memorial trophy for the school submitting the most outstanding entries.  Eliza Prentice, Year 3 from Babington House School, was awarded the Joy Jones Trophy was the most outstanding individual entry for her project entitled ‘My Connections with Chislehurst’. See her picture on this page with her winning entry.
We had two speakers at the Award Ceremony, Brian Williamson, a guide from Chislehurst Caves, who treated us to an enlightening talk about the Caves, and Chris Skinner, a local graphics and animation artist who spoke to secondary students about art college and starting work in the field of art and design.

The exhibition and award ceremony is always a highlight in the Society’s year.  This year was no exception.  It was an occasion to inspire civic pride in the work of the children of Chislehurst.

(Reproduced from the Autumn edition of The Chislehurst Report)

Click here to see photographs from the Awards evening.