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A competition to find an outstanding piece of work has been won by a year 6 student from All Saints CE Junior Academy in Hastings.

Every year 6 student in the town, who leave primary schools this summer, has been busy doing a piece of work to take with them to their secondary schools in the autumn.

The work involves English, maths and art, and is on the theme of ‘Voyages’. Hastings Borough Council has worked in partnership with the Education Futures Trust to employ local artist, Ed Boxall, to work in every primary school in Hastings.

Each of the secondary schools picked the ten best pieces of work from their year 6 pupils, and a panel of judges then picked their favourite pictures from these, at the judging held at Ark Helenswood School. The judges included the Mayor of Hastings, MP Amber Rudd, Sheena Campbell of the Hastings Observer, Carole Dixon, of the Education Futures Trust, last year’s winner Mollie Vint, and Kevin Boorman, from Hastings Borough Council.

They voted Ellie Fry, of All Saints, the winner, with Frankie Ann Parish, of Robsack Academy, the runner-up. Both will now be invited to have tea with the Mayor of Hastings in his parlour in the town hall.

Kevin Boorman, marketing manager at Hastings Borough Council, explained :- “We have been pleased to support this project as part of our ‘Famously Hastings’ initiative. Last year the students produced some fantastic pieces of work, and we were pleased to be able to show every one, nearly 1,000 in all, at our Seafood & Wine Festival in September. This year’s work has been quite brilliant too :- famously classy, you might say.”

All of the work will displayed at the Jerwood Gallery over the Seafood & Wine festival on September 19/20.