Barnstaple kids paint the town green
- Credit: Archant
Hundreds of youngsters take part in eco-inspired art competition.
HUNDREDS of primary school children have been using Barnstaple and the environment as inspiration for special art competition.
Five-to-11-year-olds from 10 local schools were asked to draw green issues in the town ahead of Barnstaple Town Council’s Tidy Up Our Town week, which takes place from April 22 to 27.
Some 250 entries have been shortlisted by a judging panel featuring the Mayor Lesley Brown, Nick Oliver from St John’s Garden Centre and Gazette editor Andy Keeble.
Twelve entries from each of two age group categories will be on display in the town council offices on the Square from today (Tuesday) until Friday, April 12 and members of the public are now being asked to vote for their favourite.
You may also want to watch:
The shortlisted entries can also be viewed at www.barnstapletowncouncil.co.uk.
Prizes and certificates will be presented to the winners during a community day taking place at Yeo Valley Woodland from 11am-3pm on Saturday, April 27.
- 1 Northam Murder: Carer guilty of brutal murder of frail widow
- 2 Woman reportedly assaulted at Bideford park - Police seek witnesses
- 3 Man dies after 'single vehicle collision' on the A386
- 4 Man dies after crash involving two lorries and a motorbike near Torrington
- 5 Northam Murder: Judge tells jury to put aside emotion
- 6 Evidence of damage found at Iron Age monument near Ilfracombe
- 7 £60,000 street marshal investment to make North Devon safer
- 8 Northam murder suspect accused of telling a 'litany of lies' about killing
- 9 South Molton pub attacker must pay compensation after kicking customer in head
- 10 Lockdown breaker caught dealing cannabis in Barnstaple
The community day is just part of a packed timetable of events taking place during the sixth annual Tidy Up Our Town week later this month. For more on what’s happening, see next week’s North Devon Gazette.