CHILDREN URGED TO THANK TEACHERS WITH ART

Teachers across The Midlands have endured their toughest ever year, facing increased workloads because of the unprecedented challenges posed by the pandemic. Local children are now being encouraged to create a special drawing to be in with a chance of winning a thank you gift for their teacher and resources for their classroom.

School stationery pioneer Maped Helix, which is based in Kingswinford, wants children to draw their teacher and those pictured in the five winning entries will receive an Oxford Metallics Premium Writing Gift Set. The prize will also include a range of stationery suitable for the child’s class, such as colouring pens for younger winners and maths sets for older pupils, plus Maped Picnik water bottles.

The Thank Your Teacher portraits can be created from pencil, felt tips, crayons, chalk, glitter, paint or anything else the children would like to use! The deadline for entries is Sunday 21st March.

Maped Helix marketing manager Lianne Fletcher commented: “It’s been a very difficult year for everyone but particularly so for teachers, facing the challenges of looking after key workers’ children in class and overseeing home schooling at the same time. With Midlands schools reopening to all pupils, we feel it’s a good time for children to show their gratitude by creating a picture for their teacher which may even win them a prize. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of colourful and creative portraits and rewarding teachers for their dedication and enthusiasm.”

Parents of children entering the competition should post the portraits on Facebook @MapedHelix or Instagram @maped_helix with the hashtag #ThankYourTeacher to be in with a chance of winning one of the five prizes for their teacher and class.

For more information about Maped Helix please visit www.mapedhelix.co.uk, email [email protected] or call 01384 286860.

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