Peter Alan have been offering all primary school pupils across the South Wales branch network an opportunity to showcase their artwork by entering their ‘Design A Welcome to your New Home Card Competition’. The winning design will be entered into production and used on the front of the cards given to all buyers for a year.
Each of the 29 Peter Alan branches linked with a local school and ran the competition to design the front of the card. Each branch picked a winner and runner up whom both received prizes of a National Book Token. All designs were displayed in the local Peter Alan branch over a weekend, so that all of the town could enjoy the budding young artists work!
The winner from each of the branches was entered into a final, with Peter Alan Managing Director, Andrew Barry, involved in choosing an overall winner whose design would be used on the card. Andrew commented, “Deciding on an overall winner was an incredibly difficult decision as we had hundreds of colourful, funny and unusual entries from children across South Wales and the standard of the artwork was so high.
However, with its bright design; amazing attention to detail; and clearly a lot of time and effort put into it, the winning entry came from Ffion in Year 2 of Y Bont Faen Primary School in Cowbridge. As the overall winner, along with her National Book Token, Ffion will receive a ‘Big Box of Colours’ art set, a £250 cheque for her school and her design to be used on our welcome to new home cards for a year - well done Ffion”!
Many other schools across South Wales took part to include Danescourt Primary, Shirenewton Primary - Chepstow, Rumney Primary, Evenlode Primary - Penarth, Overmonmow Primary - Monmouth, Pengelli Primary/Junior School - Gorseinon, St Monica’s Church in Wales School – Heath, Nottage Primary – Porthcawl and Whitchurch Primary.
Andrew concluded, “I want to say a huge thank you to the children and staff at the primary schools who took part for all of your hard work. We thoroughly enjoyed visiting your schools to talk about housing as part of the curriculum and look through all of the fantastic designs and we hope to see you again soon in the near future.”