Published: 06:00, 25 July 2019
The winner of the KM Charity Team’s Superheroes Art Contest has been announced.
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary in Gillingham has been chosen as the winning school, and will now benefit from a giant mural featuring its pupils’ artwork.
The mural will be designed and produced on one of its walls by competition partner Buckland Media Group.
The contest invited schools to submit pupils’ drawings of established or original superheroes. The KM Charity Team is an educational charity providing green travel and literacy services for children, and encouraged schools to create designs that reflected those concerns.
Competition coordinator Deb Goodier said: “Many, many congratulations to St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School.
“We had hundreds of entries from schools across Kent and Sussex, and it was very difficult to choose a single winner.
“The standard was extremely high, but St Augustine stood out as its pupils created bright, colourful pictures that had many superheroes using ‘green’ ways to travel and reading books.”
The children’s designs will now be incorporated into a mural that Buckland Media Group will produce on a wall at St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary over the summer holiday. It should be ready for a grand unveiling in the autumn.
St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary deputy head teacher Claire Burns said the plan was for the mural to decorate a new central corridor that was being created during a revamp of the primary’s facilities, and which would serve as a new hub for the whole school community.
She said: “This will be the heart of the building, connecting the offices with the infant and junior parts of our school.
“There will be part of the space that could house a pop-up book corner with floor cushions and so on.
“The mural could be a lovely focus for the children to have there, championing their love of reading.”