A pupil from a Sleaford area school has won a trip for her family to any destination along the East Coast main line route.
Ten-year-old Georgina Stamp, of Billingborough Primary School ,won first class tickets for her family to any destination along the East Coast route between London and Edinburgh after her design for her own ‘Happy Journey’ was chosen out of just under 1,000 entries by famous children’s author and illustrator Judith Kerr and BBC CBeebies children’s TV star Mister Maker.
Children were asked to submit a picture of their own ‘Happy Journey’ to celebrate the company’s five years of service on the line while helping to promote the train operator’s adopted charity, Railway Children which works in teh community to protect vulnerable children who have run away or have been forced to leave home because of neglect, abuseor poverty.
The competition winner, five-year-old Ava Buchan, from Hull, has seen her drawing replicated on a large scale model made from train parts by artist Ptolemy Elrington.
Georgina will also receive a signed letter of congratulations from Mister Maker and a signed copy of The Tiger Who Came to Tea.
The train operator’s services link London with the East Midlands, North East England and Scotland.
Georgina said: “I am very pleased I have won the prize.
“I haven’t decided where to go yet but I promise to take lots of photos.”
Competition judge Judith Kerr said: “I loved Georgina’s choice of colours and design used to represent her ‘happy journey’, the shapes were absolutely fantastic!”
Mister Maker said Georgina’s design was ‘very carefully drawn’.