Ponteland schoolboy designs winning logo for play park

An outlet shopping destination’s new £60,000 play park has been affectionately named ‘Shop and Slide’ after a competition to design an official brand logo was won by an eight-year-old from Ponteland.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 4th May 2022, 8:52 am
Rhys Savin with his mum Donna Savin, dad Scott Savin and brother Theo Savin, left, at Dalton Park. Picture by Dave Charnley Photography.
Rhys Savin with his mum Donna Savin, dad Scott Savin and brother Theo Savin, left, at Dalton Park. Picture by Dave Charnley Photography.

The artistic flair and clever play on words by Rhys Savin, who goes to Darras Hall Primary School, caught the attention of the judges and was chosen unanimously from more than 120 schoolchildren’s entries to the ‘Leave your mark, name the Play Park’ contest.

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His artwork was unveiled in a special ceremony and Rhys also received a winner’s hamper packed with art goodies from Dalton Park in County Durham. The play park is suitable for children aged between two and 12.