Children from Ashbourne’s three Primary Schools have been showcasing their works of art for a drawing competition organised by local firm Enrok Construction and Ashbourne Recreation Ground Sports and Community Partnership.
The competition, which included two different age categories, asked children to use their imaginations to draw a picture showing how they would use new sports pavilion. There were more than 140 entries to the competition from children across the three schools.
Winners in the category aged 4 to 7
First place: Millie (7 years) who wowed the panel with her Glow in the Dark Computer Room. Elliott (6 years) won second prize and five-year-old Georgia won third. All the children were from Ashbourne Hilltop Primary and Nursery School.
Winners in the category aged 8 to 11
First place: Joshie (10 years) from Ashbourne Primary School who won with his artistic cricket drawing. Runners up were Evan (9 years) who won second prize and Martha (11 years) winning third. Evan and Martha are from Ashbourne Hilltop Primary and Nursery School.
Three local judges had the very difficult task of choosing the winners. They were picked out by Sarah Dines MP for Derbyshire Dales, Sean Clayton former Mayor of Ashbourne and Dave Wood Secretary of Ashbourne Recreation Ground Sports and Community Partnership.
Dave Wood said: ‘It was a fun and enjoyable day of judging for us all. It made a nice change to get involved with something totally different. The standard of drawings was very good indeed, and I’m over the moon that these schools have taken an interest in our project. We’d like to build on that when the Pavilion opens and look forward to the children using their new open space as part of their sporting education’.
Enrok Construction are the Principal Contractor for the development of the Sports Pavilion and are working alongside Ashbourne Recreation Ground Sports and Community Partnership, the fundraisers for the project.
Laura Mallisch, Director at Enrok said: ‘It was such a brilliant opportunity for the children to get involved and say how they would use the Pavilion. They have wonderful imaginations. I’m really looking forward to presenting the children with their framed winning drawings at the start of next term. I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered and to the schools for taking part – it really couldn’t have gone any better’.
First prize winners received a £25 Amazon or Disney Voucher and Family Swim Pass to Ashbourne Leisure Centre. All runners up won vouchers. A donation is also being made by Enrok to each school that got involved.
All winning entries will be printed, framed and hold pride of place in the Pavilion when it opens in the autumn.