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.
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.
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.
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.