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26 October 2006

Newport Schools Score Cash Prizes With Premier

Newport High Schools scored cash prizes this Wednesday when the winners of a wood work competition sponsored by leading independent timber company Premier Forest Products held its presentation ceremony.

Although a number of schools entered, St Joseph's RC High School in Newport walked away with the top £350 prize, best project in Year 9 was won by Leigh Davies from Hartridge High School, Year 10 was won by Shane Fisher of St Julians RC High School and in Year 9 there were two winners Grant Thompson and Natasha Probert , each pupil was awarded £50 for their winning pieces of work.

Newport Schools

The ceremony was held at The Holiday Inn  (The Holiday Inn, The Coldra, Newport, NP18 2YG), and began at 2pm. The presentation, hosted by Premier Forest Products, and attended by the Mayor of Newport was prestigious event and a fitting conclusion to a successful competition.

Premier Forest Products wanted to give the school pupils the opportunity to be creative, think about their local communities and to become more aware about the possibilities of working with wood. Competition entrants were required to create something out of wood that will improve their local environment- such as a piece of street furniture, a modern art sculpture or a toy for their local play group. Entries were astounding and ranged from a toy train to a car sub bass box.

Newport Schools

During the afternoon Premier Forest Products presented a cheque to the winning school and also cash prizes to individual pupils entries. There was also an opportunity to view all the short listed entries that will be on display during the afternoon. Following the event some entries will be on display for a week in the Civic centre in Newport.

Nigel Williams, Director at Premier Forest Products said “ Myself and the team at Premier were very impressed with the quality of entries, all the entries have been of an extremely high caliber. The amount of work and effort that the entrants had put into their work is phenomenal. The entries this year have truly set the standard for this competition for years to come.


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