Warwick pupil named as one of the winners of a children's Easter competition

The competition received more than 100 entries

Jaya Kalsi, aged 11, from All Saints CofE Junior School in Warwick, was the winner from the age 9-11 year group category. Photo supplied

A pupil from a primary school in Warwick has been named as one of the winners in an Easter competition that was open to children across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Dalrod Draining Solutions in Coventry and Warwickshire decided to involve the community with their business by running an Easter drawing competition.

The competition was designed to give children the chance to win some Easter prizes, and their task was to send a drawing of what lockdown has meant to them throughout the past year.

Jaya's drawing. Photo supplied

Jaya Kalsi, aged 11, from All Saints CofE Junior School in Warwick, was the winner from the age 9-11 year group category

Anna and Chris Knight, directors of Dalrod Coventry and Warwickshire said they were overwhelmed by the response from all of the children who participated.

More than 100 drawings were submitted to the competition from children aged between three and 11-years-old, each representing a different and personal view of the lockdown experience as seen through the children’s own eyes.

Anna said: “It was fantastic to receive the entries for our Dalrod Easter drawing competition.

Anna and Chris Knight, directors of Dalrod Coventry and Warwickshire . Photo supplied

"There were a real range of pictures showing the mixed feelings many children experienced over the last year, some of which were very emotional.

“My heart really goes out to all the children that have found the last year difficult.”

The winner in the three to five year age group was Mishaal Siddiqui, aged five, from Rugby Free Primary School in Rugby and the age six to eight year group was won by Emily aged eight from Bridgetown Primary School in Stratford.

Each winner received a hamper of Cadbury’s chocolate eggs and a £20 National Book Token with their winning design printed on.

Anna said picking the winners was not an easy task. She said “I wish we could have handed out more prizes, but it was lovely to see the children that did win and we hope they enjoyed their chocolate and can get stuck into a book or two with their prize winnings.”

In addition, the corresponding schools where the winning children attend have also been offered a prize of their own, £250 to spend on Dalrod drainage services including drain cleaning or a CCTV drain survey should they have been experiencing any drainage issues.

Dalrod would like to thank everyone who took the time to create and enter a drawing.