December 21, 2021

Pavilion artists get their rewards

The Ashbourne Telegraph ran this story recently on the young Pavilion artists being presented with their prizes. Here it is:

Children from Ashbourne’s Primary Schools who won a drawing competition at the end of the summer term, have been presented with their awards.

The competition, organised by local firm Enrok Construction and Ashbourne Recreation Ground Sports and Community Partnership, invited the schools to take part in the competition. Children were asked to use their imaginations to draw a picture showing how they would use the new pavilion.

The first prize winners received a £25 Amazon Voucher and Family Swim Pass to Ashbourne Leisure Centre and the runners-up won vouchers. They were also presented with a framed print of their drawing during school assembly. The originals will hold pride of place in the Pavilion when it opens early next year.

Laura Mallisch, Director at Enrok said: ‘What a magical way to start the day presenting the children with their prizes. All the drawings were unique, beautifully drawn and imaginative – I know the judges had a tricky time choosing the winners. For me, it was like a trip down memory lane being in assembly – how time goes by very quickly. I really enjoyed it’.

The three local judges, Sarah Dines MP, former Mayor Sean Clayton and the partnership’s secretary Dave Wood selected the winning drawings from more than 140 entries, across two age categories..


Winners in the category aged four to seven:

First place: Millie (7) who wowed the panel with her Glow in the Dark Computer Room

Elliott (6) 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) from Ashbourne Primary School who won with his artistic cricket drawing

Runners-up were Evan (9) who won second prize and Martha (11) winning third.

Evan and Martha are from Ashbourne Hilltop Primary and Nursery School.


Laura said: ‘We live in Ashbourne and as the Principal Contractor for the project, we were keen to involve the community in some way. As the children will be using the pavilion, we thought the drawing competition would be the perfect way of getting them engaged. It’ll be great for them to see their artwork on display at sports day. It’s been a real privilege for us to build the new pavilion – the perfect project’.

A donation has also been made by Enrok to the three schools that got involved.

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