Cracking contest

COMPETITION: Five-year-old Isobel Howell, from Sacred Heart RC Primary School, with her entry
COMPETITION: Five-year-old Isobel Howell, from Sacred Heart RC Primary School, with her entry

YOUNGSTERS are being encouraged to design their own egg-cellent Easter creations which will then go on display in a supermarket.

Staff at Sainsbury’s Middle Warren, on Hartlepool’s Bishop Cuthbert estate, are asking children to transform a hard boiled egg into a model.

Youngsters aged up to 11 years-old can then take their design into the store from this Sunday, April 13 where they will all be on display until the winners are announced on Saturday, April 19.

A special Easter prize will then will be handed out to winners in three different age categories: up to three years, children aged four-eight and nine-11 year-olds.

Tracie Bestford, PR ambassador in the store, in Mulberry Rise, said: “It will look fantastic when we have all of the entries in and they are on display at the front of the store.

“We are always thinking of different ways or competitions to involve youngsters and this seemed like a lot of good fun.

“We can’t wait to see all of the entries, I’m sure the children will be very creative.

“Then we will have the difficult job of having to pick out the winners in each age group.”

The design doesn’t have to link in directly with an Easter theme.

It’s proving to be a busy Easter for staff in the store.

As reported in the Mail, the supermarket teamed up with Throston Primary School for another competition where more than 50 Year 5 pupils designed their own Easter poster.

All of the entries were also put on display in the front window of the store and shoppers had a week to vote for their favourite.

Creative youngster Megan Kennedy was then announced as the winner and her design was transformed into an Easter card and sold in the store.

All of the money raised through the sales will be donated to the store’s chosen charity of the year, Miles for Men.

Tracie added: “The last Easter competition we had, with the posters, was a huge success.

“The number of entries and the standard of the entries was great. If this competition was as successful that would be fantastic.”