Creative pupils direct families to beauty spot

Corby RS Components Coronation Park design winners: (front l-r) Adam O'Brien, eight, (weldon school), Christabel Kashiri, six (St Patricks school) , John Gilbert, seven (Danesholme school), and Charlotte Earl, seven (Weldon school).'29/05/12
Corby RS Components Coronation Park design winners: (front l-r) Adam O'Brien, eight, (weldon school), Christabel Kashiri, six (St Patricks school) , John Gilbert, seven (Danesholme school), and Charlotte Earl, seven (Weldon school).'29/05/12
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CREATIVE youngsters came up with winning ideas when they were asked to design new entrance signs for a town park.

The competition, organised by RS Components in Corby for primary school pupils in the town, was launched in time for the signs to be put up for the big celebration at Coronation Park on Monday to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Children were asked to design a sign to represent each season.

Josh Gilbert, a Year 3 pupil from Danesholme Junior School, designed the winning sign for spring, Christabel Kashir, a Year 6 pupil at St Patrick’s Catholic School, created a striking summer design, Adam O’Brien, a Year 4 pupil from Weldon Primary School, drew the winning autumn scene and fellow Year 3 pupil Charlotte Earl created the judges’ favourite winter design.

Corby company Brunel Signs, transformed the posters into signs with the name of the winning pupil and school shown on each one. Chairman of the Friends of Coronation Park group, Cyril Sellars, said: “We want it to be identified once again as Corby people’s park.

“My aspiration is that it will be a facility that everyone will be proud of and want to use, from families picnicking and people walking dogs to somewhere youngsters can play”. 

RS project leader Paul Cutler said: “The competition was a fabulous opportunity to engage local children in a project that was fun while making more people aware that Coronation Park is a beautiful local green space for all.

“We were thrilled by the standard of entries and delighted so many pupils wanted to get involved.”

Last year a team from RS Components and two of the company’s contractors dug trenches and laid electric cabling to the park’s stage area to encourage more live acts to perform there.