Young artist crowned winner of bowls club painting competition

A young artist who impressed judges with her colourful painting of a local bowls club was presented with a prize on Friday June 10.

Joseph Hood Bowls Club competition

Winner Sana Farooq, fourth from the right on the back row, with fellow pupils from Joseph Hood Primary School.

Winner Sana Farooq, 11, was among dozens of young artists to create painted masterpieces of Merton Bowls Club after visiting on a sunny afternoon.

Judges had a difficult job picking out the winner and runners-up from an array of colourful entries from Joseph Hood Primary School pupils.

They visited Merton Bowls Club to take pictures to inspire their art and went home to put brush to paper.

The Year 6 students then submitted their entries, which had to be based on the club, to be judged.

Joseph Hood Primary School Headteacher Anita Saville said: “I’m really pleased to hear how well our children did in the painting competition. We have some talented artists and we’ll be celebrating their success in assembly.

“The children have enjoyed taking part in the competition over the last couple of years, and Merton Bowls Club have always been extremely welcoming. We are looking forward to seeing some of their paintings displayed next time we visit.”

Merton Bowls Club, based in the Joseph Hood Recreation Ground, Raynes Park, provided vouchers of between £4 and £10 for the lucky winner and runners-up.

Young winner Sana Farooq received a £10 voucher to be spent in local shops. All 26 entrants received a free bowls lesson for themselves and an adult at the club.