The Prize-giving.

Proud Mummy Moment – Freddie won third prize in the Special Schools category of the Newcastle in Bloom Schools’ Painting Competition. The theme was ‘My Secret Garden’.

Freddie’s school, Merryfields, had more winning entries than any other school in any category. He was such a good boy at prize-giving ceremony: he walked nicely to the front with his teacher when his name was called, though he got a bit flummoxed when he saw me waiting to take a picture. The Mayor was very understanding and just came over to where Freddie was to present his certificate and pose for a photo. 

Freddie sat nicely to eat his packed lunch, even though he didn’t like it. He got up and started to wander off once, but came straight back and sat down again when I asked him to. His prize was a voucher to spend in The Art Depot. All the other schools were allowed to take their pictures home after, but Merryfields pictures can’t go home yet – they are going on display in a shop in town over the summer. We’ll get them eventually, though. And then Freddie’s will get pride of place in his room.

Glasses askew as usual.


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