Moon Landings inspire pupil’s winning picture

This Is Wiltshire: Indy Mark Andrews, third right, receives his award from actor David Cooper and school eco travel  coordinator Avril Brown, surrounded by pupils, from left, Grace, Bethany, Zak, Adam, Ewan and Lauren Indy Mark Andrews, third right, receives his award from actor David Cooper and school eco travel coordinator Avril Brown, surrounded by pupils, from left, Grace, Bethany, Zak, Adam, Ewan and Lauren

COVINGHAM Park Primary School celebrated two successes on Friday after four students came away with special prizes.

During Walk To School Week last month youngsters at Covingham took part in a Swindon-wide competition to create the best drawing of a mode of transport from the past or future.

The KS1 winner was Indy Mark Andrews, who created a piece of artwork based on the Moon Landings.

As a reward, the youngster won a backpack and a book voucher.

David Cooper, an actor from the Histrionics group, came in to deliver a special talk on the First World War.

On the same day, the school hosted a visit from Barclays and Living Streets after youngsters Harrison in Year 3, Alana Rose in Year 5 and Megan in Year 2 won the Walk To School Banner competition.

Their winning designs will be made into a banner which will be displayed outside the school from next September.

Avril Brown, lower school lead and eco travel coordinator at the school, said: “The actor from Histrionics was so funny.

"He had all the children in hysterics as he told the story of Private Perks, a 12-year-old boy who was so tall he managed to enlist in the Army in World War one where he was a runner until his mother called him home again.

“It was a really good day and all the children really enjoyed themselves.”

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