The Art Competition

Sherria Hoskins, Mathilde Chanvin, Victoria Devonshire, Emily Mason-Apps, Frances Warren, Florence Whelon , Anastasia Vandycheva (Illustrator)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


Hope is a young girl whose goal is to win the art contest organised by her school. Nobody could rival her painting skills, except maybe her twin sister, Faith. She is her best friend and competitor, who is passionate about art and who always seem to do better than Hope.

As the results of the competition come closer, Hope gets more anxious and doubts about her abilities. Does she really have what it takes to win the first prize? Find out how Hope overcomes her fears and really enjoy the process of creativity thanks to her friends Jo and Leo, and her teacher Mrs Nutbean.

This book was created by the Growing Learners team at the University of Portsmouth. We are a group of education research psychologists who are passionate about supporting schools and parents in helping children to become resilient, confident learners.

The aim of the book is to promote Growth Mindsets by highlighting the importance of tackling challenges, learning from mistakes, persistence and resilience in the face of difficulties.

It's a great story for parents to read to younger children or for independent readers aged 8 - 11 years. At the end of the book you will find some questions to discuss with your children and some Mindset learning points.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages36
ISBN (Print)978-1533463500
Publication statusPublished - 11 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameGrowth Mindset story books
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


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