Last term, RMS pupil Lara (Year 12), entered the Jeffrey Ahn Jr. Fellowship competition using part of her GCSE portfolio work entitled “Lost and Found”.

The Jeffrey Ahn, Jr. Fellowship is a US based competition that seeks to empower young artists from any background or country to realise extraordinary independent projects, funding the chosen Fellow’s project picked out by a panel of distinguished judges.

Attempting to replicate an American campaign for missing children, in which photos and information would be printed on the milk cartons to raise awareness, Lara created fifteen plaster casts of milk cartons with individual etchings and QR codes on each.

I was delighted to hear recently that I had made it into the second of the two phases of the competition.

- Lara, Year 12

Lara’s hope is to create an installation piece which would display the plaster milk cartons and etchings in an exhibition space, using projectors and mirrors to create an immersive experience.

We’re wishing Lara all the best as she enters the next phase of this competition and we can’t wait to see her exhibition develop.

If anyone has any contacts that could assist Lara in obtaining either an exhibition space, a projector or a supermarket-style fridge to display the milk cartons in, please contact Mrs Nichols via