PUPILS at a primary school used their creativity skills to impress the judges with a clean sweep of prizes in a county-wide art competition.

The Meadows School in Oswestry boasted on all three winning entries in a colouring competition for pupils throughout Shropshire run by Furrows Group, with each pupil earning £100 for the school library.

Ellie May Peckover, Anneliese Perry and Max Dean. Hayley Jay had also arranged prizes for each of the winners; a butterfly craft set for Ellie May and Anneliese and a remote-control Ford pick-up truck for Max.

Inspiration for the colouring competition came from Ford’s television campaign for the All-New Ford Focus, where butterflies fly from all over the country to form the All-New Ford Focus with the strapline ‘The Beauty of Change’.

Jane Coward (director) and Hayley Jay (local business specialist) had the task of whittling down all the entries to just three.

Hayley Jay and Carl Thomas, service manager at Furrows Oswestry, were invited to attend a morning assembly at school to announce the winners and present the cheque for £300.

Hayley said of the competition: "We were absolutely inundated with entries from schools across Shropshire. We really were thrilled that so many schools and pupils wanted to take part.

"Furrows has been a big part of Shropshire for over 100 years and it really is great to get involved with the local community like this. After speaking with Furrows chairman, Nic Coward, and a number of members of staff at Furrows we have decided that this is something we would definitely like to run before Christmas 2019, making this a regular event."