PUPILS at Dorridge Primary School won chocolate eggs from a local funeral directors after their Easter-themed drawings were picked as winners in a competition judged by residents of Job’s Close care home.
Kathryn Wagg, funeral arranger at Thomas Bragg & Sons in Knowle, ordered festive colouring-in sheets for more than 500 entrants at the school so she could display the winning artwork at the funeral home and brighten up the day of those missing their loved ones.
“It’s been an incredibly difficult year for everyone, but with Easter comes a sense of hope and optimism, and what better way to show it than with the creativity of the pupils from Dorridge Primary School,” she said.
Kathryn contacted Year 2 Leader Alana Farrington with her idea and more than 500 pupils from Year 1 to 6 took part.
Kathryn ordered hundreds of colouring-in sheets with six different designs and complexities for the different age groups and asked the residents of Job’s Close to pick the two best drawings from each year as the winners.
“We’ve worked with Job’s Close for a number of years such as through sponsored events and charity initiatives, so I knew they’d have a good eye,” said Kathryn.
Each of the 12 winners were presented with a chocolate Easter egg and now have their artwork displayed at Thomas Bragg & Sons.