Competition winners get to see their aquatic creations loom large
THE winners of a drawing competition have seen their artistic sea creatures transformed into a new mural for the walls of the Sticklepath Childrenâ€™s Centre in Barnstaple.
Youngsters were invited to enter their drawings as part of a project to transform the outside play area at the centre in Woodville, with the five winning entries chosen by project co-ordinator Carla Humphries plus local artist and Petroc student, 17-year-old Charlie Lane-Bush.
The success drawings were by Molly Anning for her drawing of a fish in water and Holly Sullivan for her drawing of a mermaid, both aged three, plus Aaban Aslam for his drawing of a crab, Tyler King for his unique sheep fish and six-year-old Danniella Tardito for her picture of a shark.
All winning drawings were transferred onto an outside wall at the Childrenâ€™s Centre by Charlie, who took part in the centreâ€™s Artsbank Project earlier this year.
Carla has spent the past six weeks coordinating the project to transform the outdoor play area, which includes a large wooden stage area to support childrenâ€™s imaginative play, as well as sourcing a variety of new play equipment to encourage children in their exploration and learning.
A relaunch event of the outdoor play area will take place at the end of this month. To find out more, families can visit www.barnstaple.childrencentres.org.
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