Piper’s pride at her winning design for new play area sign in Royal Wootton Bassett (From Swindon Advertiser)
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Piper Shaw creates winning design for new Royal Wootton Bassett play area sign
2:43pm Friday 8th March 2013 in News
YOUNG Piper Shaw is delighted after winning a competition to design a new entrance sign for a play area in Royal Wootton Bassett.
The town council invited pupils at Longleaze Primary School, in Byron Avenue, to come up with a design showing what they would like to do at the nearby Poet’s Field play area, which has recently been revamped.
Seven-year-old Piper’s design, showing people having a picnic, playing on a slide and playing football, was chosen by councillors – and four professional versions were produced, with the final one selected by pupils in an assembly vote led by the school council.
Piper, of Royal Wootton Bassett, said she was delighted when headteacher Clare Pickard announced she had won.
She said: “When Mrs Pickard told us who won, I was a bit embarrassed to go up in front of everyone. I like it being put in the playground. I had a picnic on there and a slide and some people playing football.
“I thought it would be nice for people to play football and go down slides at the park.”
Mrs Pickard said the school enjoyed getting involved in the competition.
She said: “They loved it. Our school council is relatively active.
“They were the ones who worked with the town council and looked at the designs first and they were given the responsibility of leading the assembly and shared the results.”