Students won manga prizes in a recent artwork competition run by the library. There were four categories; best original character, best digital artwork, best chibi, which is a truncated version of a manga character and best existing character.
Librarian Mrs Adams said: ‘Manga is a thriving lower school club, they are very keen and some of them are very arty and love doing their own artwork. I thought I would run a little competition and ask Mr Procter to judge. He was really impressed.’
Mr Procter then ran an after-school session with four students, teaching them to scan in their black and white artwork and enhance it with colour.Year 8 student Trisha da Guzman won two categories for Best original character line drawing (black and white) and Best original coloured drawing. Romy Neale, from Year 8 won Best existing character, while Year 9 Jennariece Robson won best Chibi. The artwork is currently on display in the library, along with a selection of manga books.