Wokingham Borough Mayor Cllr Malcolm Richards and Home-Start Wokingham District are delighted to announce the winners of the recent “My Family” themed art competition, aimed at primary school children living across the Wokingham Borough.
The entries were split into two age categories – infants (4 to 7 year-olds) with champions Miya Zhou, Emily Kent and Sebastian Rogers, and juniors (8 to 11 year-olds), Vasu Gupta, Holly Hughes and Sunni Crocombe taking the lead in the older group.
The contest was a celebration of Home-Start’s 25th anniversary, a local charity supporting families with young children through life’s toughest times. It called for a colouring or a painting on plain paper and no bigger than A3 in size.
The judging panel included the Borough Mayor Cllr Malcolm Richards, the chair of trustees of Home-Start Gareth Heard, the headteacher at Shinfield St Mary’s Sue Runciman, and local artists Jo Hall and Zoe Pratt. Prizes, trophies of art and craft hampers, were kindly sponsored by JoJo Art Club and Artists’ Harvest.
“My congratulations all children who took part in this fantastic competition and well done to all the winning entries,” said Wokingham Borough Mayor, Cllr Malcolm Richards. “I hope that the activity brightened up the gloomy lockdown period, keeping Home-Start at the heart of it all. The response was terrific, with creative works of art sent from all corners of the borough. I also hope that you enjoyed this crafty challenge and that you feel inspired to continue to paint, draw or try out other mediums to create art.”
The chair of trustees of Home-Start, Gareth Heard added: “Our participants had good perspective and an eye for detail. All works were exceptional and the decision to shortlist our winners was particularly difficult. I’m delighted that the initiative helped us mark Home-Start’s milestone anniversary and recognise all the tireless work of our volunteers, who ensure that all families and children have the best possible chances in life.”
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