Rose’s flag will be flying over the Downham Market Games

Judgeing of the Downham Games Flag. Pictured JudgesFLtoR Julie McGee. Francis Rayner. Cllr Charlie Pyatt. Hannah Baxter. John Murphy. ANL-160415-193446009
Judgeing of the Downham Games Flag. Pictured JudgesFLtoR Julie McGee. Francis Rayner. Cllr Charlie Pyatt. Hannah Baxter. John Murphy. ANL-160415-193446009

With the Rio Olympics less than 100 days away, flags will be flying over the Downham Games thanks to an artistic youngster.

Hillcrest Primary School pupil Rose Cornelius has won the Downham Games Flag Design competition.

Judges had the difficult job of sifting through more than 200 entries submitted by school children from five schools in the town.

But Rose’s design which most caught their eye and it will be made into a flag which will fly over a ceremony to close this year’s games, which take place on Sunday, June 12.

One of the judges and Games organiser Frances Rayner said youngsters were set the challenge to design a flag which incorporates the Rio and Downham Games.

Mrs Rayner said: “The effort put into this year’s competition by the children has been incredible.

“We would like to offer Rose the opportunity to carry her flag during the opening ceremony.

“Her design was incredible”

Judges were: Julie McGee. Francis Rayner Charlie Pyatt. Hannah Baxter and John Murphy

An Olympic theme will be running through this year’s Games, which will be held on the Memorial Field.

Bronze, silver and gold medals will be handed out during the athletics competition. Other activities planned include cycling, football, cricket, archery and tennis. Nerf gun wars are also planned and there are hopes for fencing taster sessions.

For more information contact francesrayner68@gmail.com or ring on 07802448836.