Bear and the Hare triumph for Gaywood pupils

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Pupils from the Howard Junior School at Gaywood were at the John Lewis store in Norwich on Tuesday to receive a national award.

Three of the youngsters – Ellie-Mae Kirby, Harry O’Neill and Cain Massingham (all aged 9) – had submitted work to John Lewis based on the Christmas advert sensation “The Bear and the Hare”.

Their efforts featured on the Bear and Hare website gallery and was chosen by John Lewis as exemplary standards of artistic and written work for a school in the UK.

With the pupils pictured above is Howard headteacher Greg Hill (right) with Stuart Whitaker of John Lewis in Norwich who presented them with the original drawing from the Bear and Hare in a frame.

The artist was a former Disney animator who had been involved in the Lion King and other animations for Disney.

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Howard Junior School young artists, from left, Harry O’Neill, Ellie-Mae Kirby and Cain Massingham