Young artists brush up well

The Alnwick in Bloom children's paintings competition winners.
The Alnwick in Bloom children's paintings competition winners.

Children proved they were a dab hand with a paint brush in the Alnwick in Bloom children’s painting competition.

The annual contest attracted an impressive turn-out and high standard of artwork from the youngsters from first, middle and Barndale House schools.

Some of the Salvation Army's shop window display.

Some of the Salvation Army's shop window display.

A prize-giving ceremony was held at The Alnwick Garden. The winners were:

Reception (nursery/reception): Ava Mattison, Swansfield Park First; 2 Ellis Carter Swansfield Park; 3 Scarlett Morely St Michael’s First; highly commended Harry King, Swansfield Park.

Years 1 & 2, age 6-7: 1 Kiemi Stewart, St Paul’s First; 2 Emilia Prushnicka, St Michael’s; 3 McKenzie Allsop, St Michael’s; HC Connor Bowie, St Michael’s.

Years 3 & 4, age 8-9: 1 Lucy Jackson, St Michael’s; 2 Leila Thompson, Swansfield Park; 3 Bethany Hollinghurst, St Paul’s; HC Sophie Johnston, St Michael’s.

The Northumbria Pets window display.

The Northumbria Pets window display.

Years 5 & 6, age 10-11: Benjamin Elliott, Lindisfarne Middle; 2 Eve Dixon, Lindisfarne; 3 Sophie Allcroft, St Paul’s Middle; HC Emma Jane Keane, Lindisfarne.   

Years 6 & 7, age 12 -13: 1 Libby Thorburn, St Paul’s; 2 Abigail Ford, Lindisfarne; 3 Sarah Hodgson, Lindisfarne; HC Will Morton, St Paul’s; HC Matt Robson, Lindisfarne. 

Special schools, up to 12: 1 Morgan Saunders; 2 Mark Wallis; 3 Rosie Hudson; HC JJ Turnbull, all Barndale House School.

Special schools, age 13-18: 1 Ryan Richardson; 2 Jonny Shipley; 3 Adam Thompson; HC Connor Younger, all Barndale House.

Part of the display at The Wool Shop.

Part of the display at The Wool Shop.

Alnwick in Bloom also held a shop window competition with the theme, celebrating the Queen’s 90th birthday.

Windows in the town were awash with Royal themes and a sea of red, white and blue.

The results were: 1 The Salvation Army, Bondgate Within; 2 Northumbria Pets, Bondgate Within; 3 The Wool Shop, The Shambles.