Grace Wins North West Tonight's "Put Your Family in the Frame" CompetitionCongratulations to Grace Collins as the outright winner of Granada's "Put Your Family in the Frame " competition announced recently on the North West Tonight local news programme.
There were thousands and thousands of entries with children painting, drawing or using collage to show a portrait of someone who is special to them. Grace painted a wonderful tribute to her dad using acetate paints.
I am especially proud because Grace attends Oakdene Primary in Rainhill where I am a governor, and I know how hard the school works to get the best out of each and every pupil.
Grace's prize includes a full day school visit from judge Mark Speight (pictured), the presenter of children's TV programme "SMART", who will bring with him £1000 worth of art materials courtesy of Manchester Art Gallery. Mark will work with Grace's class to produce what is described as "an exclusive piece of artwork for the school".
The BBC and local press will be there for the big day, so keep an eye out for the article in the papers and on a future edition of North West Tonight.