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Pupils’ artwork goes to thousands of homes

Two young pupils will have their artwork sent out to 16,000 homes after winning a poster competition.

Grace Barrell and Ella Greenway, both 11, will have their artwork printed onto a Norwich City Council leaflet, which is sent out to thousands of homes to spread the message of gas safety.

The girls, from Sewell Park College, Norwich, won a competition to design a poster for the front of the council leaflet. Judges chose their design from nearly 100 entries. The competition was run by the city council in partnership with Gasway, its main contractor for gas servicing, repairs and maintenance.

The winning poster includes the heading: “Let’s talk about gas safety” and will also appear on the Norwich City Council and Gasway websites, and be used to promote gas events such as roadshows in the future.

Council leader Brenda Arthur said: “Congratulations to all the young people who very effectively got the vital gas safety message across in this competition. It’s terrific that so many children were inspired by our gas presentation to create such helpful posters.”

Director of Gasway Derrick Rust-Andrews added: “We were impressed by how the pupils took the message on board. Many of them would have gone home and talked to their parents about gas safety and showed them their posters, so if we save one life by running this competition, it’ll be worth it.”

The winning artists were each presented with a £20 WH Smith voucher. Second place was awarded to Lisaranne Roxby, who received a £10 WH Smith voucher, and third place went to Callum Ellis, who won a £5 WH Smith voucher.

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