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Orbit announces Stanton Bridge pupil as winner of Coventry primary school art competition

Orbit has announced Ruqayah Al Rahmani from Stanton Bridge Primary School as the winner of its art competition which asked Key Stage two pupils from Coventry to create artwork that best represents their home or community.

The competition is celebrating Orbit being City Champions for Coventry UK City of Culture 2021, with primary schools from across Coventry invited to take part in the art competition. Key stage two pupils aged 7-11, were asked to draw, paint, or put together a collage showcasing what ‘home’ and ‘community’ means to them.

Stanton Bridge Primary School will receive £250 in art materials and Ruqayah Al Rahmani has won a £25 Hobby Craft voucher plus Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 merchandise, whose art depicted Coventry’s iconic two cathedrals. The runner-up was announced as Holly Chen from All Saints Church of England Primary School who will receive a range of Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 merchandise.

Charley Gibbons, Director of Customer Experience at Orbit, said: “Congratulations to Ruqayah Al Rahmani! The drawing captured Coventry’s two cathedrals beautifully and used lots of colours to bring it to life. As City Champions for Coventry UK City of Culture, we wanted to create an interactive campaign to engage with primary school across the City and encourage key stage two pupils to get creative.”

Liz Draper, Head of Corporate Partnerships at the Coventry City of Culture Trust added: “This is a fantastic winning entry which depicts two of Coventry’s most famous landmarks. This school art competition has been a fantastic way to empower the young people of Coventry and celebrate the unique and vibrant city which is their home. Congratulations to Ruqayah Al Rahmani.”