School’s Winning Designs To Be Painted On Hut In Time For Jubilee Celebration

Winners of a competition ran by Workington Town Council to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will recreate their designs on the side of a building in Vulcan Park.

Workington Town Council came up with the ‘Love my Hut’ competition in January 2022 and contacted the local schools.

Chair of the Council’s Culture Committee, Cllr Carole Armstrong, commented: “We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of our competition and thank the schools for getting involved.

“I think we are all as excited as the children to see their designs come to life.”

The competition asked children to create a design for a small building located within Vulcan Park in Workington.

The building is used as a workshop area by the Workington Town Council Estates team, but currently looks rather dilapidated and unloved.

A 120 entries were received in total and the five winning designs were chosen by The Mayor and Mayoress of Workington.

Workington Town Council then worked with artist, Beth Gray, to create templates of the children’s designs so they could easily be outlined and re-created on the walls of the hut.

Beth also combined the designs to ensure they could fit on 4 walls.

School children will work with Beth and Workington Town Council staff in Vulcan Park from May 16 to complete the work on the hut in plenty of time for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Tea Party, which will be held in Vulcan Park from 11am-4pm on Saturday June 4.

The event will feature a live music stage, broadcast of the BBC, face painting, children’s entertainment, fun fair, companion (dog) show, tea leaf reader, balloon modelling and more.