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‘What I Love about Cromer’ art competition to highlight youngsters’ favourite town attractions

PUBLISHED: 17:58 26 June 2018 | UPDATED: 11:23 04 July 2018

Cromer Junior School pupils show off some of the work they created during their annual Live Arts Week. The youngsters are now working on their entries for an Enjoy Cromer More competiton to create artwork depicting what they love most about the town
Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Cromer Junior School pupils show off some of the work they created during their annual Live Arts Week. The youngsters are now working on their entries for an Enjoy Cromer More competiton to create artwork depicting what they love most about the town Photo: KAREN BETHELL

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The EDP and North Norfolk News campaign Enjoy Cromer More is asking Cromer Junior School pupils to get their paints, crayons, scissors and glue out for a chance to win fantastic prizes including a family ticket to Cromer Pier’s famous Summer Show.

Cromer Junior School pupils show off some of the work they created during their annual Live Arts Week. The youngsters are now working on their entries for an Enjoy Cromer More competiton to create artwork depicting what they love most about the town
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School pupils show off some of the work they created during their annual Live Arts Week. The youngsters are now working on their entries for an Enjoy Cromer More competiton to create artwork depicting what they love most about the town Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Youngsters aged from seven to 11 will be working with the school’s art co-ordinator Rosie Church and their class teachers to create paintings, drawings and collages on the theme of ‘What I Love About Cromer’ - this could be anything from the beach, pier or museum, to fish and chips and ice cream!

As well as being in with a chance of winning a first prize of a family pier show ticket for the YR 5 and 6 age group winner and a £20 Morrisons voucher for the YR 3-4 age group winner, those taking part could win one of three runners-up prizes of a £10 Morrisons voucher.

Cromer Junior School pupils show off some of the work they created during their annual Live Arts Week. The youngsters are now working on their entries for an Enjoy Cromer More competiton to create artwork depicting what they love most about the town
Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School pupils show off some of the work they created during their annual Live Arts Week. The youngsters are now working on their entries for an Enjoy Cromer More competiton to create artwork depicting what they love most about the town Photo: KAREN BETHELL

And thanks to Norfolk graphics company Structureflex, all the artwork entered will be photographed and included on two 8ft x 6ft giant flexiboard collages, with the pictures by the two winners and three runners up featured on individual boards.

These will go on show at a town venue during the summer holidays, before being handed back to Cromer Juniors for display in school.

Cromer Junior School pupils show off some of the work they created during their annual Live Arts Week. The youngsters are now working on their entries for an Enjoy Cromer More competiton to create artwork depicting what they love most about the town Photo: KAREN BETHELLCromer Junior School pupils show off some of the work they created during their annual Live Arts Week. The youngsters are now working on their entries for an Enjoy Cromer More competiton to create artwork depicting what they love most about the town Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Pupils can also work at home on their competition entries, which can be in any medium and up to A3 in size, and should be handed in to school by the closing date of Monday July 16.

Prizes will be presented to the winners at a special assembly on July 23.

Cromer Juniors deputy head teacher Suzanne Ashpole said the school was “thrilled” to be asked to take part in the competition.

“We value our children’s creativity tremendously,” she added. “We are really excited to see the work on the boards and this will be a chance for children to show off their artistic skills, as well as an opportunity for the school to showcase the excellent arts provision we offer.”

North Norfolk News Editor Adam Lazzari said the competition gave pupils a “brilliant” opportunity to have fun while taking pride in their town.

He added: “Enjoy Cromer More is about highlighting the many great aspects of this wonderful town and encouraging people to take pride in Cromer, so this art competition seems the perfect way of doing that.

“The campaign has captured the imagination of people of all ages and it is great to see some of Cromer’s youngest residents getting involved.”

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