Tingley girl’s art to be displayed at Leeds City Museum

Isabel Dobson from Westerton Primary, Casey Clayton from Rothwell C of E Primary, Charlotte Rafferty from Five Lanes Primary and Anna Turner from Broadgrate Primary receive framed copies of their artwork from Lord Mayor Councillor Reverend Alan Taylor and Children's Mayor Joe Smith.
Isabel Dobson from Westerton Primary, Casey Clayton from Rothwell C of E Primary, Charlotte Rafferty from Five Lanes Primary and Anna Turner from Broadgrate Primary receive framed copies of their artwork from Lord Mayor Councillor Reverend Alan Taylor and Children's Mayor Joe Smith.

A TINGLEY schoolgirl will get to see her artwork take pride of place in Leeds City Museum.

Isabel Dobson, who goes to Westerton Primary School, was one of four winners of a competition to design a poster encouraging people to save energy.

The nine-year-old was presented with a framed copy of her work by the Lord Mayor Coun Rev Alan Taylor and the Children’s Mayor Joe Smith.

Five Lanes Primary School was declared the overall winner thanks to a design by Charlotte Rafferty but all four schools received prizes at a celebration marking national Climate Week.

Copies of the four posters will go on display in the museum as well as at Kirkstall Abbey Visitor Centre and leisure centres across the city from April 1.

Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Rev Alan Taylor said: “I’ve been very impressed with the level of creativity and enthusiasm shown by all the pupils.

“Their pieces are very eye-catching and really get the message across that we can all be doing our bit to save energy.

“I hope they are all very proud on becoming exhibiting artists and knowing that they are helping to take the energy saving message to our communities.”

The aim of the competition was to get pupils thinking and talking about energy use at school and home and formed part of Leeds City Council’s low carbon schools pilot project supported by the Carbon Trust.