Young Llanharan artist wins national website's festive competition

13 December 2013

A ten-year-old artist has turned web designer and won a bumper package of arts and craft materials for her school.

Sophie Bowden, of Llanharan Primary School, won an online competition to design a festive website banner for a creative education company’s national website.

Cornerstones Education Ltd are champions of creative learning in the classroom and more than 400 primary schools in Wales currently use the Cornerstones creative curriculum to design and deliver exciting and effective lessons.

Sophie’s artwork now graces the top of Cornerstones’ busy website.

Cornerstones managing director Melanie Moore said: “It was very hard to choose one picture from the many fabulous entries sent to us by children from across England and Wales, but Sophie is a very worthy winner and we’re sure her wonderful image is cheering up all our customers during this festive season.”

Sophie has won a bumper package of collage materials for her Llanharan school and a certificate of achievement and colouring pencils for herself.

Cornerstones produce comprehensive creative curriculum packages and other materials designed to help teachers plan and prepare engaging lessons which meet every requirement of the national curriculum.

Notes to editor

Photographs shows Sophie Bowden with her winning Cornerstones Christmas artwork, plus the banner artwork itself. 

For further information please contact Julia McInally at Cornerstones on 0844 335 0300 or

Cornerstones Education Ltd was established in 2011 and works with over 550 primary schools across England and Wales. Cornerstones produce a range of educational resources and their primary product is a creative curriculum package for three to 11-year-olds. The curriculum is packed with exciting and engaging ways to help children learn; encouraging them to engage, develop, innovate and express themselves, while at the same time meeting all government-required learning targets in the National Curriculum. Cornerstones resources are designed to help teachers deliver high quality lessons. They also save them time planning and enable them to spend more time with children in the classroom.

Cornerstones is based at Fields End Business Park, Goldthorpe, Barnsley, South Yorkshire S63 0JF, tel: 0844 33503000,

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