Great British Heroes competition for primary school children | Knutsford Times

Great British Heroes competition for primary school children

By on March 18, 2019

An MP is encouraging school children to get involved in a competition to celebrate inspirational British figures.

Tatton MP Esther McVey’s Great British Heroes competition invites primary school children across the constituency to draw or write about a person who has inspired or motivated them.

She said: “This is about celebrating great historical figures. The aim of the competition is to encourage pupils to learn about extraordinary citizens who did something remarkable. We even have excellent examples of heroes on our doorstep such as former Cheshire resident and code-breaker Alan Turing who during the second world war worked for the government breaking enemies codes and George Mallory from Mobberley who was part of the first British expedition to Everest.”

Ms McVey will judge the competition, along with actress and star of The BFG Ruby Barnhill, Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs MBE, Val Bryant, historian and manager of the Knutsford Heritage Centre, author and former real housewife of Cheshire Leanne Brown and Mike Roberts from Roberts Bakery in Northwich.

Winners from each year group will be chosen and prizes presented before the summer holidays.

Ms McVey added: “I look forward to looking at the entries and seeing who the children pick as people who have motivated or inspired them.”

Entries must be submitted by Friday April 26 and sent to Ms McVey’s office at 84 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5JH.

For more information or to donate a prize please email or call 0207 219 3226.

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