Pupils at Purfleet Primary School win art competition

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PURFLEET Primary School and three of its pupils were presented with top prizes yesterday after entering Purfleet Centre Regeneration Limited’s art competition drawing what they think the town will look like following the £1billion regeneration called Purfleet on Thames.

The competition encouraged children to think about how they would like to see Purfleet in the future. Using their artistic flair and imagination they were given the choice of using any materials to create their work of art to express their vision.

Mr E Samuel, Purfleet Primary School’s Headteacher, said: ‘We are delighted to have been selected as the winning school- and this is all down to our pupils who took the time to use their creativity and put pen to paper! We’re proud of all the finalists and congratulate everyone who entered. Our prize money of £250 will be put towards art resources.’

Ken Dytor, PCRL founder, said: “It’s an exciting time for Purfleet and we are thrilled with how many children entered the competition- it was great to see how they visualise what their town will look like. We had some incredibly creative entries and choosing two runners up and a winner proved difficult. We know the winner will love the Amazon Kindle Fire 7 Kids Edition and hope Purfleet Primary School can put the £250 to good use.”

The first prize for the pupil is an Amazon Kindle Fire 7 Kids Edition (worth £100), and the school of the winning entry will win £250 for resources. Two pupils will also be awarded a runner up prize of £25 vouchers each, with all finalists receiving Crayola pencils.

The Purfleet on Thames scheme will bring the following to the Essex town:

A new town centre with shops, restaurants and great public spaces
A new medical centre, new primary school and new community facilities
New parks and leisure spaces
An improved railway station and transport facilities
A new University campus focusing on healthcare, creative and business entrepreneurship (in later phases)
State of the art film, TV and media studios facility
Up to 2,850 new homes

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