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Starmus success for British School pupils 

Two AS level students from the British School of Tenerife, Andrea Genovart Llanos (16) and Joshua Gorroño Chapman (16) won equal first prize at the Starmus Space Art competition.

Their winning entries were artistic interpretations of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, which were created in a stunning collage of pictures which tell the story of the song. 

They were up against very tough competition but the judges headed by the Russian/Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov (who is an accomplished space artist himself) chose them as the winners. Andrea and Josh received their awards in person from Alexei Leonov on stage following his presentation during the space legends event, which took place on the final day of the Starmus Festival at the Auditorio in Santa Cruz.

The British School of Tenerife’s art department sent in a total of 20 entries for the competition and the orga-nisers of the Starmus Festival would like to acknowledge Annie Chapman the head of the art department for the incredible work that she does in inspiring these young people to create such remarkable works of art.