18Dec

Winstanley Primary School takes home the trophy in The Brick’s Festive Food Monster Competition.

The Brick, launched its annual Christmas Hamper Donation campaign in November with the launch of the competition, challenging 9 primary schools across the borough to design and create festive food monsters, out of green wheelie bins, for a range of Wigan businesses, to collect food and gifts for the 150 festive hampers for vulnerable families. 

Winstanley Primary School’s School Council, with children aged from 6-11 created the Grinch Food Monster, who went on to collect food and gifts at The Wigan Business and Investment centre. 

This amazing creation pulled in the majority of votes on the Brick’s Facebook page and achieved full marks from The Brick’s judges, to be crowned the overall winner.

The children won a grand trophy for the school, tickets to a Wigan Athletic football match, a Wigan Warriors game and a tour of the stadium.

Ged Bretherton, Business Director, from The Brick said: “We were delighted to see the amazing creations from all of the primary schools who took part in our competition and were extremely impressed with the creativity and innovation that has been demonstrated by all of the schools who participated. 

“It was a hard decision for The Brick’s judges, but we were helped by the 100’s of people who voted for Winstanley’s Grinch on Facebook, and they are indeed worthy winners. 

“I want to thank Wigan Athletic and Wigan Warriors for getting behind this competition and donating the wonderful prizes for the children at Winstanley. There were smiles all round when we revealed what they had all won!”

“The Festive Food Monster competition has helped us to raise awareness for our Christmas Hampers campaign and we have been overwhelmed by the support of people from the community who have donated food, gifts and their time, to help vulnerable families at Christmas.”

Winstanley County Primary Deputy Headteacher, Claire Gladman said: “We’re delighted and proud that our Grinch won The Brick’s Festive Food Monster competition.  Our children are very caring and understand that sometimes some members of our community need a little extra help, especially at this time of year. We are so pleased that The Grinch didn’t manage to steal Christmas this year!  Merry Christmas everyone! ”