Gisburn boy wins Marie Curie painting competition

WINNER: Gisburn Primary School pupil Henry Gioserano scoops first place. (s)
WINNER: Gisburn Primary School pupil Henry Gioserano scoops first place. (s)

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD pupil at Gisburn Primary School scooped first prize in a painting competition organised by Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Henry Gioserano beat off stiff competition to secure the number one spot in the challenge which was part of the charity’s Mini Pots of Care fund-raising activity.

The competition saw hundreds of children across Lancashire put forward painted daffodil pot wrappers to compete for first prize.

Mini Pots of Care is a free creative and educational project for schools and groups which teaches children about science, nature and the work of Marie Curie Nurses, who provide free care to people with a terminal illness in their own homes.

Children plant daffodil bulbs during the autumn term, and then paint the wrappers on their daffodil pots when the flowers bloom in spring. They then take their daffodils home to someone they care about, in return for a donation to the charity. Money raised will go towards supporting Marie Curie Nurses.

Henry said: “I am ecstatic to have won first prize in this competition! I had a lot of fun decorating it and am very pleased that the judges like it so much too!”

Marie Curie Community Fund-raiser, Stephanie Lacaille, presented a certificate and an art-related prize to Henry for his efforts during a recent Friday morning assembly.

Register your school or group today to receive your free planting kit in September 2012. Visit www.mariecurie.org.uk/minipotsofcare or call the charity on 08700 340 040.

Competition prizes were kindly donated by Hope Education, which offers a complete one-stop shopping experience on a range of resources for primary, secondary and pre-school establishments. For more information please visit www.hope-education.co.uk