Children from five South Yorkshire schools win calendar competition

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Children from five of South Yorkshire’s local primary schools; Bramley Sunnyside Junior School in Rotherham, Sheep Dip Lane Primary School and Hill House School in Doncaster and Ashdell Preparatory School and Aston Lodge Primary School in Sheffield, were awarded prizes for their artistic talents in the 22nd Walker Morris Children’s Calendar Competition.

The winners of the Walker Morris Charity Calendar Competition, which is held in aid of Martin House Hospice, have been announced at a special presentation ceremony. The winners and runners-up were presented with their prizes at the Walker Morris offices.

Renowned Yorkshire artist Ashley Jackson and Walker Morris’ Chairman of the Partners, David Smedley, who were both judges, presented the children with their prizes. The 13 talented winners, one for each month of the year plus the coveted front page, were all presented with a hamper full of artists’ materials and a cheque for their school for £250. In addition, the 28 runners-up also received a prize.

Bramley Sunnyside Junior School had three winners: Tia Adams, Isobel Ward and Sophie Bradburne and three runners-up: Nicholas Naylor, Evie Hardwick and Cameron Anderson. Sheep Dip Lane Primary School had three winners: Freyya-Lillie Haver, Aisha Magee and Kayleigh Hatton and two runners-up: Courtney Fowler and Harley Thurston. Hill House School had one runner-up: George Barratt. Ashdell Preparatory School had one winner: Camilla Addy and three runners-up: Imani Schawsmidth, Holly Tillyer and Sophia Murray-McIntosh. Aston Lodge had one runner-up: Daisy Devine. All winners and runners-up were presented with prizes and will see their artwork printed in the 2017 Calendar.

All proceeds from the sales of the calendar go to Martin House Hospice. Martin House provides family-led care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions and supports families across Yorkshire both at the hospice and in the community.

David Smedley commented:

“As always, we are absolutely astounded by the level of talent in the region. The quality and the creativity of the artwork is a credit to the children, their teachers and the schools. As a firm we are extremely proud of the calendar and the money it raises in support of Martin House and we hope it brings a smile to everyone’s faces for 2017.”

Ashley Jackson added:

“Seeing the Walker Morris Calendar in print is an experience that never fails to excite and surprise me, the level of technique, colour and inspiration is fantastic. For those who took part this year I wish to thank you, you should be proud of your achievement whether you managed to have your work printed within the calendar for you are supporting other children and their families at Martin House”.

Calendars are now on sale for £5.00. Please contact gemma.heppenstall@walkermorris.co.uk or tel +44 (0)113 283 2500.