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Budding artists take on Sunflower Schools Challenge

Budding artists take on Sunflower Schools Challenge

Philip Dewey

Budding artists take on Sunflower Schools Challenge

Budding artists from schools across Berkshire have submitted entries for a drawing competition run by a Windsor charity.


The Sunflower Schools Challenge was launched by Hatch Lane-based charity Thames Hospice with the help of Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins in June.

Since then, more than 200 entries from schools including Clewer Green CE School and Wraysbury Primary School have been sent in for the competition.

Amelia Slaughter and Amy Danbrowsky, community fundraiser and marketing officer for Thames Hospice, shortlisted nine entries at the charity's Community Therapy Unit (CTU) at Heatherwood Hospital on Tuesday, August 19.

Amy said: "We found it so hard to shortlist from such amazing entries, including watercolours and sketches, and we would like to congratulate all pupils on their creativity and hard work."

The winning pupil will be announced in the new school term and will receive £250 of vouchers for their school's garden and be visited by Chris.

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