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Joe's Drawing Skills Are Dino-mite!

02 February 2017

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Joe's drawing skills are dino-mite!

A pupil at Morley Newlands Academy used his love of dinosaurs to win a prize in a countywide drawing competition which attracted over 500 entries.

Five-year-old Joe Grayston drew the fantastic dinosaur shaped tree house, complete with ladders and a special entrance, in the ‘Draw your Dream Tree House’ competition organised by Manning Stainton and open to children from across West and North Yorkshire.     

Joe received a £50 Toys R Us voucher for his endeavours which he says he ‘can’t wait to spend on something to do with dinosaurs’, while the school received a cheque for £100.

Joe’s teacher, Katy Simpson, says:

‘We are all incredibly proud of Joe. Like every one of our wonderful pupils he has a great imagination and has demonstrated this perfectly through his drawing.

‘Joe will now talk to the School Council about what to do with the money, but the final decision will be down to him.’  

Paul Cooke, Manager of the Manning Stainton branch on Queen Street in Morley says:

‘The quality of entries has been fantastic so for Joe to be among the prize winners is some achievement.  It was lovely to come into school to meet him and hand over the prizes.’

The drawing competition is part of Manning Stainton’s ongoing programme of support to worthwhile organisations within the communities in which it operates.

During 2016 the company helped over 50 separate groups as well as raising money for its chosen charity, Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Morley branch of Manning Stainton is open 7 days a week and the team is ready to take customer calls from 8am – 8pm every day. It is one of 19 Residential Sales and Lettings branches across West and North Yorkshire helping people move.  

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