Primary School artists from Duston and Abington reach regional heat

Libby Whitney and her friends at Bridgewater primary School
Libby Whitney and her friends at Bridgewater primary School

Two primary school children from Northampton have stormed into the Midlands regional heat of a national art competition

Six year-old Libby Whitney, a Year 1 pupil at Bridgewater Primary School in Abington Vale and Thomas Cheers, age five from Duston Eldean Primary School in New Duston, have received prizes for their schools.

The children and their classmates were invited to enter the Whatever the Weather competition, run by JDP, a supplier to the UK building industry which has a branch in the town, as part of its schools engagement programme.

Every year over 1,000 pupils take part.

They were tasked with creating a weather scene for any season and weather type, ranging from spring showers or winter snow, to autumn frost, the summer sunshine, rainbows, floods or storms.

JDP is featuring the twelve most eye-catching designs from across the country in its customer calendar being produced later this year.

Libby’s weather design was selected as the winner of the Midlands heat of the competition and receives £500 to contribute to an environmental project within school.

Thomas was the runner up and was rewarded with a £200 prize for his school and both were also presented with a £20 high street gift voucher.

Jenny Wass, JDP’s Customer Experience Manager, said: “ The judges thought though that Libby and Thomas’ designs stood out and their high quality will look great in this year’s calendar.”