CHILDREN from three Banburyshire schools have been chosen as the winners of a Christmas Tree drawing competition.
Hamptons International estate agents in Market Place, Banbury launched its Draw or Decorate a Christmas Tree competition on November 26 for pupils at Christopher Rawlins School in Adderbury and Cropredy and Culworth primary schools.
The winners of the Draw a Christmas Tree section were Benjamin Richards of Culworth, Oliver Jault of Cropredy and Lola May of Christopher Rawlins.
Chris Scott, Banbury’s Hamptons International branch manager, said: “Thank you to all those who entered the competition, it has been such a fantastic initiative and we are absolutely thrilled with the results from everyone involved.
“We are so impressed with the standard this year – what a creative bunch. The pictures have brightened up the office and we are looking forward to displaying the winning entries in our window over the festive season.”
The winners of the Decorate a Christmas Tree section were Hannah Collett of Culworth, Vincent Rose of Cropredy and Alysia Hawkes of Christopher Rawlins.
The lucky winners were awarded with an art kit and each school received £100.
Members of the community voted for the winners by posting the name of their favourite artist in a ballot box in Hamptons’ Banbury office.
Hilary Stevens, headteacher at Cropredy CoE Primary School, said: “This is the first time the school has done something like this and the children have really enjoyed creating their own designs.
“They really liked the idea of seeing their work valued and on show to a wider audience.”