ARTISTIC Uttoxeter youngsters are set to have their work displayed for the town to see to celebrate the Olympics.
Pupils from three Uttoxeter schools will be armed with their paint brushes and pens to create a piece of artwork in connection with the 2012 Olympics.
Helen Davies, of Helen Louise, in Carter Street, who has organised the event, said the schools will then judge the artwork and four pictures from each year of each school will be displayed in one of the empty shops in The Maltings, which has been provided by Uttoxeter businessman and councillor Malcolm Barrett.
The three schools taking part are Picknalls First School, in Oldfields Road, Tynsel Parkes First School, in School Road, and St Joseph’s First School, in Springfield Road.
All of the artwork will then be judged by Uttoxeter Mayor Martin Blencowe and prizes will be handed out to all the winners at a ceremony at Uttoxeter Town Hall, in High Street, at 1.30pm on Thursday, July 19.
There will be one winner for each year, meaning there will be a total of seven winners.
Each winner will receive an official Olympic mug, which have been purchased through Helen Louise.
Miss Davies said: “The mugs are something for the children to keep to commemorate the Olympics.
“At the end of the day the youngsters are the future of Uttoxeter and this will show they are talented and allows them to see their own work on display.
“It is our way of encouraging the children and shows we are trying to do our bit for the Olympics, we are not just forgetting about it in Uttoxeter.” This event will see the town join the rest of the country with Olympic fever as the international sporting event is held in London from Friday, July 27 to Sunday, August 12.