Two Bridgnorth children, aged 5 and 11, have been announced as the winners of the Bridgnorth Art Trail Colouring Competition, run by organisers of the “Catch-Me-Who-Can” Art Trail, as part of the summer’s launch of the locomotive statue walking trail round Bridgnorth.

Youngsters from local schools, and visitors to the library and carnival were encouraged to participate by submitting their designs into Bridgnorth Town Council offices on the pre-printed sketches of Ian Welling’s original architectural plans.

We were really impressed by the creativity and originality of the entries. It feels like Bridgnorth’s artistic talents are blossoming in response to the trail, and we hope it has inspired the next generation of artists.

The winners are: Edward Gibbons, aged 5 and Polly Hart, aged 11 with these fabulous designs.

Colouring comp winner age 5 Edward Gibbons

Colouring comp winner age 5 Edward Gibbons

 

Colouring comp winner age 11 Polly Hart

Colouring comp winner age 11 Polly Hart

Children can follow the free walking trail round the highlights of Bridgnorth by testing their map reading skills – they can even use their mobile phones if they insist, with an interactive map on the Trail’s website, designed by Promofix and built by local IT sponsor, Bridgnorth Business: bridgnorth-art-trail.org.uk. Their task is to try and “crack the code”. Each statue plinth hides a letter for the anagram competition, so you need to find all 12, which means walking over 2 miles and reading a map, plus using problem solving skills.
And for those youngsters who’ve already solved the anagram, why not try the maths challenge set by pupils in year 5 from St.Leonard’s School?
Copies can be downloaded from the website, or collected from Bridgnorth Library.
Fun for all the family.