We have some blooming good talent in Barnsley

It’s been another challenging year of judging in the Barnsley in Bloom poster competition.

This year’s competition received the highest amount of entries so far, with over 800 posters from children in Barnsley's junior, primary and infant schools. The competition was split into two age categories, seven and under and eight to eleven years.

After much deliberation, this year’s winner, picked by the Barnsley in Bloom committee, was Evie Jackson, age ten from Lacewood Primary.

Runner-up in the eight to eleven-year-old category was Summer Hawkins, age ten from Churchfield Primary.

Runner-up in the seven and under category was Lucy Taylor, age six from Holy Rood Catholic Primary.

The Mayor’s favourite (picked out by Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Steven Green) went to King Iroegbu – Age 8 from Holy Rood Primary School

Cllr Steve Green, Mayor of Barnsley, said; well done to everyone who entered this year’s competition, it was a tough decision; there were so many great entries. My chosen design was from King Iroegbu, his picture of the Town Hall won me over straight away because it is my favourite building in the borough. The schools involved should be very proud of the work their children have produced it speaks volumes about the talented children we have in Barnsley.

The children will have lunch with the Mayor at the town hall; receive certificates, their framed poster and gift tokens provided by Barnsley Market Federation. Their schools will also receive bulbs to plant in autumn.

The posters will be displayed during July in Barnsley Town Hall, the Market Building and the Alhambra Centre.

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