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St Mary’s dinosaur egg voted winner in Grand Arcade art competition

St Mary’s dinosaur egg voted winner in Grand Arcade art competition

Talented St Mary’s art students are celebrating after being voted the winners of the Grand Arcade’s Jurassic Egg competition, which took place in the shopping centre over the Easter holidays.

The public art competition saw six schools invited to design and create giant hatching dinosaur eggs, which were then displayed in the shopping centre from 1-16 April, alongside huge animatronic dinosaurs. Visitors could follow a free trail across the Grand Arcade to find the six eggs and vote for their favourite design using QR codes. St Mary’s colourful ‘Mazzasaurus Egg’ received the most votes from Cambridge shoppers and was crowned the overall winner of the competition.

Ms Conroy, Head of Art at St Mary’s, said:

“We were both thrilled and humbled to learn that we had won the Grand Arcade dinosaur egg art competition and we would like to thank everyone who voted for us. Working on this fantastic public art project has been a creative and collaborative opportunity for our students. Pupils worked together in designing, creating, and refining their 'Mazzasaurus Egg’, which was lovingly named after our school benefactor Mary Ward. Our school community thoroughly enjoyed seeing our egg in the Grand Arcade over Easter and we hope that the public also enjoyed exploring the trail.”

Charlotte Avery, Headmistress at St Mary’s School, added:

“I am thrilled that our creative students and outstanding Art Department have been recognised through winning this competition and thank everyone who voted. Public art is so important and we were delighted, as a Christian school, to take an innovative look at the Easter message and Easter eggs through this unique enterprise.”