Prizes were awarded for the Letchworth Festival Children’s Art Competition at last Sunday’s Park Live event by Vice-Chair of the Council, Councillor Green. Transition Town Letchworth sponsored this year’s competition, which had the theme of Plastic Free Letchworth.

There were 371 entries and these were displayed throughout the Festival in the Community Museum and the Garden City Shopping Centre. Seven schools took part in the competition along with a Rainbow and Brownie Unit.

Diane Ketcher, who helped judge the competition, said “The artwork has been full of important messages which the children wanted to share. It was quite a challenge to choose the winners”.

Woolgrove schools ‘sea’ pictures were displayed in the community museum, producing one big image of a ‘Plastic Ocean’, illustrating how sealife has to contend with the plastic waste. There was lots of artwork depicting how sea creatures and other wildlife are harmed by plastic waste. Some of the artwork gave clear messages about not leaving litter and recycling properly. Other pictures helped us to think about how we can use less plastic, like stop using straws and refilling our drinks bottles instead of using them once. 

The picture shows the winning entries from Pandora, Olivia Page and  Tharuki Mudiyan Selage from Icknield Infant and Nursery School, Sam Collier and Joe Anand from Woolgrove Academy, Josh Russell and Akiko Kim Sheng from Grange Junior School, Freya Maddams-Wilkinson and Tia Brad
dock from Norton St Nicholas School,  Sam Barlow and Lily Rose Chandler from Pixmore Junior School and Rainbow Charlotte Whelan.

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