Grimoldby Primary School in East Lindsey District Council art contest

Primary school students have helped to support their local markets by taking part in an art competition which has resulted in drawings that will now tour East Lindsey.

The competition, which was organised by East Lindsey District Council, asked children from Grimoldby School to each draw a picture of their local market which could be displayed on the side of the Council’s markets van, alongside times and locations of each market.

Aliyah Robbens, 7, and Fernando Horry, 7, at Grimoldby School, had their drawings chosen as the winners by local Market traders, who presented them with prizes for their hard-work and creativity.

Fernando said: ‘I feel happy when I look around Louth Market and the people are kind. My favourite stall is the Fruit and Vegetables one. I was amazed and happy when I won.’

Portfolio Holder for Economic Regeneration, Councillor Craig Leyland, said: “I would like to thank all the students who took part in this competition and the Traders for kindly donating prizes. The Council is working hard to raise the profile of our markets and in doing so hope to create a new buzz in our market towns that not only benefits traders, but shops and shoppers themselves.”

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