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Issue:- Saturday, 17 October 2015

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Pupils bag £250 at Church Square Shopping Centre thanks to winning artworks

Children from Parish Church of England Primary School, l have have bagged £250 after winning an art contest at Church Square shopping centre as part of a community art trail.

ARTISTIC pupils at a St Helens school have bagged £250 thanks to Church Square Shopping Centre.  Shoppers voted for their favourite work among the dozens of paintings and drawings by pupils at Parish Church of England and Garswood Primary Schools, which were on show at the busy shopping centre as part of the Yellow Door project.

Top of the votes was Parish Church of England Primary School, in Charles Street, St Helens, which now gets a prize worth £250 to spend on equipment. Young artists from Parish Primary, in Charles Street, St Helens, headed over to see their paintings and drawings on display, and to meet Church Square Shopping Centre Steven Brogan.

Teacher Catherine McDonald said:- "We were all absolutely delighted that the management here at Church Square allowed us to display the children's artwork. I know many parents and grandparents have been along to see the display. It made the children very happy indeed and helped give them a sense of achievement and pride. It's been a really good exercise in community involvement and, as a school, we were absolutely thrilled to put the art work on show. We run a gifted and talented art club at the Parish Church of England Primary School which most of our pupils access at some point during the term. We have around 190 pupils at the school; art and being creative are things we take very seriously in school. The work on display at Church Square was completed in the summer term before school broke up for the holiday. I normally teach reception children but I am involved in art projects within school. We are currently working on one collective picture, which is going to go on display at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool."

Centre Manager Steven Brogan with Parish Church of England Primary School, pupils Thomas Wright, Jessica Murphy-Jennis, Kaitlyn Cook, Lillie Cole, Megan Rigby and Joseph Radford.

Church Square Shopping Centre manager Steven Brogan, says he was pleased with the display of artwork produced by the pupils at Parish and Garswood schools. "They certainly worked hard and, while some of the pictures were very good, others were absolutely wonderful. I know the display has been popular and we are pleased the children and their families have enjoyed seeing the paintings and drawings. It's important to us that we engage with the community we serve here in St Helens and I've no doubt that we have some very talented artists in the town. Well done to them all."

Parish Primary pupil Megan Rigby's picture was inspired by artist Henri Matisse's self portrait while fellow pupil Kaitlyn Cook created her own alien.  7 year old Megan said:- "I enjoyed it. It took me about half an hour to do and drawing a chair was the hard bit. I liked seeing my picture on show."

Caitlin, who is aged 5, added that she was very pleased with her alien and also loved seeing it up on display at the shopping centre.

Church Square Shopping Centre is open daily and home to a range of big name stores; such as River Island, BHS, Boots and Superdrug; along with independent retailers plus the busy St Mary's Market. Details on what's happening at the centre online.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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