Pupils sing the praises of Ilkeston for competition

Date: Thursday 02 April 2015

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Creative children from a school in Ilkeston, Derbyshire, have declared their love for their home town in a poster competition.

We teamed up with Granby Junior School to launch the ‘What Ilkeston Means to Me’ challenge, and pupils were encouraged to design posters expressing their admiration for where they live and showing what makes the town great, with the winners being presented with book tokens for their efforts.

A creative entry by Year 6 pupil Kandice Bosner was chosen as the overall winning work of art, while the runners-up were Kiera Warhurst and George Chapman also in Year 6.

Kandice was presented with a £30 voucher by Taylor Wimpey with Kiera winning a £20 voucher and George receiving a token for £10.

Caroline Rees, Headteacher at Granby Junior School, says: “We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for organising this competition. The children really enjoyed coming up with their own ideas about what makes Ilkeston great and we were really impressed with the work they put into their entries.”

Mariana Knight, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, says: “We already know that Ilkeston is a fantastic place to live – as the success of our nearly sold-out Briars Chase development has shown – but the pupils from Granby Junior School have really opened our eyes to even more things which make it such a great town.

“We were so impressed with all the children’s competition entries that it was a very difficult task to select the winners, and I’d like to congratulate everybody who took part.”