Mayor Margaret Rose applauds the children of St Peter's when presenting prizes for the Marlborough in Bloom painting competition
'The future is yours, never be afraid to achieve' was the message from Mayor Margaret Rose when joined the children, head teacher Caroline Spindlow and staff of St Peter’s school at their assembly last Friday (18 September) to present the winning pupils with their certificates in the Marlborough in Bloom painting competition.
This year’s theme was ‘Walk in the park’, and reviewing the standard of the winning paintings, for many children it was just that! A very high standard all round.
Mayor Rose praised the quality of all the entrants and encouraged the children to become involved, not to be frightened to participate as they would never be able to achieve if they were. Whilst today she, as Mayor, is representing Marlborough to the world, she saw that in future the children present in the hall could also one day find themselves representing Marlborough, or even their country, and to succeed they must believe in their own abilities.
The competition was organised by Lead Art Teacher at St Peter’s, Beckie Ambrosini, and was conceived as a way to embrace tomorrow’s generation of Marlborough citizens within today’s civic enterprise.
Age group winners were: 7-8 years - Evie Mundie, 9-10 years - Jenna McKay, 10-11 - Emma Lock and in the Resource Base Nathan Nichols. The Mayor’s special award went to Scarlett Thorbeck-Green for her impressive ceramic work.