JADE Barkworth’s design for a seahorse was first past the post as far as competition judges was concerned.
Jade, 11, a pupil at Hilderthorpe School in Bridlington, had her artwork chosen as one of three winning entries in a sea creatures decorating competition organised by St Catherine’s Hospice.
It was among all entries from primary schools in the East Riding which decorated the Scarborough Spa complex for the charity’s Beach Ball which raised over £17,000. They are now on display in the hospice itself. Heather Bell, art teacher at Hilderthorpe School, organised her school’s entries into the contest, and Jade’s was chosen as the best overall in the competition’s 10-11 age category.
Jane Richardson, fund-raiser for the hospice, said: “We have involved schools in designing our ball décor for the last year or two and have always been delighted with the wonderful quality of their work.”
The top entry in the three age categories received a small prize which this year were donated by The Sea Life Centre in Scarborough.
The age 4 to 6 age winner was a joint entry of a shell from Jessica Hindle and Kiera Glover of Braeburn Infant and Nursery School.
The age 7 to 9 age winner was a fish from Jaime Louth of Nafferton Primary School.