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Vision promoted as Thrapston youngster scoops colouring prize

A Thrapston pupil took inspiration from a summer holiday to win an art competition aimed at raising awareness of eye health.

Tom Owen, of Thrapston Primary School, impressed judges with his picture of a beach scene in a contest organised by Davis Optometrists, based in the town’s High Street.

The clever and colourful image depicted through a pair of sunglasses features sun, sea, sand, surfers, a deckchair and a barbeque.

The eight-year-old, who received a £15 book voucher as well as £100 worth of book vouchers for his school as a prize, also learnt a valuable lesson about his eyesight during the challenge titled Schools Colouring Competition.

He said: “I think it’s important to have your eyes tested because if you can’t see you wouldn’t be able to enjoy most of the things that other people do.”

Lynn Carson of Davis Optometrists with pupils from Thrapston Primary School

Tom added: “I got my inspiration for the picture from my summer holiday when I went to Spain and went to the beach.”

Teacher Ashley Tarr, who runs the school’s art club, said: “It was a good opportunity to take part with activities outside of the school and build our links with the community. The children really enjoyed it and most of them go to Davis in Thrapston.”

The contest was staged to raise awareness of eye health and the importance of regular eye examinations for children.

Lynn Carson, Practice Manager at Davis Optometrists, said: “A recent NHS report revealed the number of children (under 16) who have had an eye examination in the past 12 months was at a 10-year low, with just 19 per cent having had an eye examination in 2012/13.

“Poor eyesight can have a significant effect on a child’s ability to learn and on their behaviour yet it often goes unrecognised. The sooner that vision problems are detected the better the outcome.”

Police Open Evening for Youth Cadet Scheme – December 17th

Northamptonshire police will be holding an open evening on Tuesday December 17th – in  the Council Offices at Cedar Drive, Thrapston.police

During the open evening the police will be offering young people information on the new cadet scheme which will be launched in Wellingborough and across East Northamptonshire in May 2014.

For more information visit www.northants.police.uk or you can email sav@northants.police.uk


WIN WIN WIN with Nene Local!

In order to let you see what a selection of Thrapston businesses do, many of them have donated prizes….here is this weeks competition from Bearly Worn Children’s Clothing Agency.

You can enter by clicking the image below and following the instructions;


You can enter every day for the next week if you wish, of course the more entries you make then the best chance you have of winning!  You will need to collect your prize from the store if you win.

Closing date is Friday December 13th 2013