World War One art competition

Winners announced

Pupils at schools across Spelthorne put their creative skills to the test by entering Spelthorne Borough Council's WW1 themed art competition to commemorate the centenary of World War One.

The competition was one of a series arranged by the Council between 2014 and 2018, all with a WW1 theme, including art, poetry and creative writing. This year students were asked to design a wartime poster.

Judged by a panel from Spelthorne Borough Council, Spelthorne Museum and Surrey Heritage, the winning piece for the primary school category was by Jositha from Staines Preparatory School and the winner of the secondary school category was Yasmeen Yusef-Burell from Bishop Wand School.

These talented young people were presented with special awards from the Mayor of Spelthorne, as well as a cash prize for their School, at the Spelthorne Council Offices on Tuesday 20 March. A further 21 highly commended students also received certificates of achievement. Guests were treated to a display by the 195 Staines Detachment, PWRR (Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment) Army Cadet Force.

Each student will receive a complimentary copy of a book which has been published to showcase all of the entries. The art work will also be on display at the Spelthorne Museum over the Easter school holidays (closed on Good Friday, Sundays and bank holiday Monday).

Cllr Attewell, Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing, said: "We received a fantastic response from our schools and were delighted by the range and creativity of the entries. Our thanks go to all of the budding young artists who took part".