Win engraved bench for your school and £60 of arts gear for yourself

Talented pupils urged to get creative to help new care home in Brackley reunite children with grandparents

Saturday, 20th March 2021, 3:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 20th March 2021, 3:40 pm
Sheena Croston, manager of Brackley Care Home, can't wait to see pupils' paintings. Photo: Jane Russell Photography

Creative pupils have the chance to win fabulous arts materials for themselves and an engraved bench for their school in a great new design competition launched by the Buckingham Advertiser today.

We want youngsters to help shape a Covid-secure garden where children can safely meet their grandparents at the recently opened Brackley Care Home.

Perhaps you think it should be a nature garden with a fish pond and plants that attract butterflies?

Or maybe you want to see a picnic table and play equipment?

Would you like a putting green or croquet?

Send us drawings or paintings with your ideas – the more creative and bright the better!

All the pictures will go on display at the care home and a selection will be published in an upcoming issue of the Buckingham & Brackley Advertiser.

The care home’s management team will choose a worthy winner and two runners-up, who will each receive prizes of £60-worth of arts materials.

The winner’s school will be presented with an engraved bench.

Sheena Croston, who manages the Brackley Care Home on behalf of the Kingsley Healthcare group, said: “It’s a highlight of the day for residents when their grandchildren visit them and we want this to be a special place for them.”

The winner will be invited to the opening of the garden in the summer to unveil a plaque engraved with both their name and their school’s name.

Where possible, the care home will incorporate the best ideas in its final garden design.

Please send your pictures to Garden Competition, Brackley Care Home, Wellington Road, Brackley, NN13 6QZ.

The competition is open to pupils aged from four to 16.

The closing date for receiving entries is Friday, April 23.