Harrington Park Primary School put in the most entries to the annual Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition.

Hundreds of local children from the Macarthur region entered the competition which invited entrants from schools in Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly Shire to learn about a threatened plant or animal and represent it in an artwork or creative writing piece.

Local children have been rewarded for their creativity and passion for endangered species at the awards ceremony last Thursday.

Mayor of Camden, Cr Ashleigh Cagney, said the works were of a high calibre.

“The Macarthur area is home to quite a unique environment, and it’s important that we help our children learn about our flora and fauna while using their creative flair,” she said.

“The Threatened Species Art and Writing Competition continues to help educate our local kids, while they impress us with their creativity.”

Winners for each category included:

  • 5-6 years old – Emaan;
  • 7-9 years old – Xavier;
  • 10-12 years old – Rui;
  • Waste to Art overall winner – Neil;
  • Creative writing overall winner – Oliver; and
  • School with the most entries – Harrington Park Primary School.

Photograph: An image of the 10-12 years winning artwork by Rui.