Schoolchildren's colourful take on the Olympics

Lancashire school pupils will be helping British athletes to unwind at the Olympic Games thanks to their artistic endeavours.

Wednesday, 27th July 2016, 1:03 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:45 pm
Tracy and Michl Kohl from West End Impact and Emma Hamilton, with Chris Beckett and pupils from Trumacar Primary School with their contribution to a special colouring book to inspire Team GB athletes.

Children from Trumacar Primary School in Heysham have had their colouring book images selected to feature in an official Team GB and National Lottery Colouring Book being given to athletes in Brazil.

The book will be given out to athletes attending the Team GB Preparation Camp in Belo Horizonte.

Images in the Team GB and National Lottery Colouring Book include various sporting events taking place at the Olympics such as athletics, boxing, judo, swimming gymnastics and cycling as well as medals and good luck messages.

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Class Five pupils from Trumacar worked with local artist Emma Hamilton to create a section of drawings for the book which capture the excitement of the Games and Rio.

Emma, who works for Heysham charity West End Impact, said: “Getting Trumacar Primary School involved in the Team GB and National Lottery Colouring Book was a treat for the pupils and has boosted their confidence.

“They absolutely loved it and are thrilled that their images have been selected to feature in the book.”

The colouring book project is run by the National Lottery, who also gave West End Impact £5,000 to offer arts classes at the Heysham Road centre.

“The National Lottery has done so much for West End Impact,” said Emma.

“The funding really does change the lives of so many people going through drug or alcohol issues or other difficult times.

“I am really pleased that we were able to help out with the colouring book and give something back.”