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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Local primary school children get ‘Hoodwinked’


Are you planning to complete Nottingham City Council’s Hoodwinked Trail over the next few weeks?

If so, while you’re searching for the 33 Robins, you might appreciate a welcome sit-down on a beautiful reading bench decorated by children from South Wilford Primary School!

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The school, one of 33 in the city to participate in the project, launched a Book Bench Design competition in May and was overwhelmed to receive more than 50 entries.

The winning entry was designed by Ellen Buller a pupil in Year One.

Ellen’s design included many of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s wonderful characters from the Stickman’s family, the Gruffalo and the cast of Room on the Broom.


Competition judges felt Ellen’s design was a great way to celebrate books loved and recognised by all children at the school.

A small team of Year 6 artists led by Jess Allison and Teagan Gordon realised Ellen’s design by drawing and then painting it. Ellen and her friend Esul together with other pupils and staff helped to complete the painting which everyone is immensely proud of.
If you would like to see the bench it is located in the Plaza of the Intu Broadmarsh Centre, where is will remain for the duration of the Hoodwinked project.

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