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25 May 2006

Premier Forest Challenge St Julian's to "Make Wood Work"

Premier Forest Products last week visited St Julian's High School in Newport to invite entries for their “Make Wood Work” competition.

The competition will give High School pupils a chance to create something out of timber that will improve their local environment, such as a piece of street furniture, a modern art sculpture or even a toy for the local playgroup. It is not only an opportunity for students to get their creative juices flowing, but also to win £50 for themselves and £350 worth of design and technology equipment for their school.

To kick-start the competition, which is open to pupils in years 9 to 11, Premier Forest Products will be giving £70 worth of timber to each school that is participating.

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Ria Tuner, a Design and Technology Teacher at St Julian's Said: "It was great to have representatives from Premier in to speak to the year ten's today. They are all quite excited about entering the competition, so it was a good chance to meet the sponsors. I think this competition is a fantastic idea – a real opportunity for the High School pupils in Newport and a challenge I'm sure they will all rise to!"

Nigel Williams, a Director at Premier Forest Products, gave a short presentation at St Julian's, highlighting the benefits of pursuing a career in the timber industry. He said: "It's really great to meet all the kids that will be entering this competition. I hope it will inspire them to think about future career prospects within the industry, and I look forward to seeing what ideas they come up with."

'Make Wood Work' is open for entries from 28th April 2006, and the deadline for submission is the end of September 2006. The awards event will take place in October at the Civic Centre in Newport.

Entry forms and guidelines can be obtained from Heads of Design and Technology or by emailing Allyson@mgbpr.com

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