Young artists flourishing

wet  Pictured with the painting competition winners at the Skipton Building Society are Customer Advisor Adam Scott and Barbara McLean (left) and Mildred Humble of Wetherby in Bloom.   (110714M2)
wet Pictured with the painting competition winners at the Skipton Building Society are Customer Advisor Adam Scott and Barbara McLean (left) and Mildred Humble of Wetherby in Bloom. (110714M2)

Youngsters in Wetherby have been showcasing their artistic side – by entering the annual Wetherby in Bloom painting competition.

Children of all ages from Deighton Gates Primary School, Crossley Street Primary and St James’ C of E school, took part in the competition in which the theme of the drawings was the children’s favourite flowers and vegetables. There were 21 winners in total and their paintings will now be on window display at Wetherby’s Skipton Building Society.

Chairman of Wetherby in Bloom, Geoff Humble said: “What we hoped to achieve by doing this is to get children involved in the plant and floral displays from a young age and encourage them to look after their local environment and be involved in their local community. All the drawings this year were very interesting and innovative and I think the children really enjoyed it.”

The winners in the contest, sponsored by Skipton Building Society, each received a £10 book token.

The annual Wetherby in Bloom paitning competition has now been running for 10 years.

Geoff Humble told the Wetherby News that although no entrants for the annual Wetherby in Bloom had been entered this year, for a ‘year off break’ the group would hopefully be entering competitions again next year.

He added that although no competition entries had been made, the Wetherby in Bloom group had continued their work with hanging baskets and floral displays dotted around the town.