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Young artist’s vision of health earns top prize in competition

A budding young artist has discovered that her skills and imagination have earned her top prize in a competition.

10-year old Alyssa Hood, who attends Wiggington Primary School, was one of over 300 pupils to enter NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG’s) ‘Design a Logo’ competition.

Late last year, Year 5 and Year 6 pupils from schools across the area were invited to take part in the competition which asked them to create an image which depicted what ‘health and happiness’ means to them.

Now, as well as having the pleasure of seeing her logo form part of the CCG’s forthcoming corporate design style, Alyssa has also won herself a £50 sports voucher and £500 in equipment vouchers for her school.

Dr Cath Snape (pictured left with Alyssa Hood), a York GP and Member of the CCG’s Shadow Governing Body revealed the chosen design to an audience of eager 9 to 11 year olds at Wiggington Primary earlier this week, after giving them a talk on what it’s like to work as a doctor. She says:

“The logo competition has been a great way to get children thinking about what health actually means, and the kinds of things they need to do to stay healthy and happy.

“We were overwhelmed by the response and received some brilliant entries which the children had really put a lot of thought into. Now that we have a winning logo, we’ll be taking this and using it across a range of our printed materials including leaflets and posters, and on our website. Alyssa has done a great job and we really love her design – well done Alyssa!”

Pat Boyle, Headteacher at Wigginton Primary School says:

“Our children have a good understanding of what it means to be healthy and happy and it was great to see this demonstrated through so many colourful entries into the competition. All the staff and pupils of Wigginton Primary are really looking forward to seeing Alyssa’s design come to life on leaflets and posters, and all the pupils who took part can be really proud of their efforts.”

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