On Your Marks, Get Set, Get Creative

Prizes for top sporty artwork

London schools have the chance to win £10,000 to spend on sport and playground equipment, thanks to a Wimbledon-based estate agent.

Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, is running its first primary school art competition, with prizes for the best artwork on a sporting theme, as part of the run-up to London 2012.

More than 100 primary schools in London have the chance to win a first prize of £7,500, there's three regional prizes of £2,500 and a £20 book voucher for the best pupil from each school.

Sixty schools have confirmed their involvement, including Dundonald Primary in Wimbledon, and entries are already coming in.

Robert McLaughlin, regional director of the Compton Road-based business, said: "With such an enormous global sporting focus on the capital this summer, now is the time to turn the attention to facilities in our own communities in London.

"Getting children playing and involved in sport from a young age is crucial, however with education budget cuts, sporting equipment is often put to the bottom of the list.

"Our aim through this creative competition is to capture the imagination of children in London and to get them more involved with sport this year. The winning prize will certainly have a tremendously positive effect for any primary school."

The closing date for entries is March 29 and judging will take place in April, with the winners announced in May.

February 22, 2012