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Joe McEvoy 9, Erin Do Rego 11 
Press release 
June 2018 
Primary School Pupil Wins Top Prize in Cramond Art Competition
A budding young artist from Cramond Primary School has been crowned the winner of a local art competition run by Edinburgh’s newest care home, Cramond Residence.
Six year old Lauren White’s design was chosen as the top piece of artwork out of over 400 entries from pupils of all ages. A shortlist of 48 were displayed at an exhibition at Cramond Kirk Halls last week.
Lauren’s entry hugely impressed the judges, who praised her use of vibrant colour, mixed materials and perspective, as well as commending the way in which her poster depicted Cramond village as a very special place to live. Her winning artwork will now take pride of place in Cramond Residence when it opens this summer.
The competition was split into four categories. In addition to primary 1 pupil Lauren’s winning entry, three runners up were also selected: Ria Ramage, primary 3, Joe McEvoy, primary 5 and Erin Do Rego, primary 7.
Eileen Gray, General Manager of Cramond Residence, said: “We would like to say a huge congratulations to Lauren on her win as she had clearly worked incredibly hard on her piece of artwork and it is very well deserved.
“We were so impressed by the calibre of the artwork that the pupils entered into the competition and it’s wonderful to see just how many talented young artists we have in our local area.
“Creating and cherishing memories is very important to us at Cramond Residence so will be proud to unveil Lauren’s piece when we open later this summer. We know it will be loved and admired there for years to come.”
The difficult task of judging was taken on by a team of well-known locals from around Cramond: Jennifer Thomson, a professional artist from The Blue Easel Gallery, Reverend Russell Barr, minister of Cramond Kirk, Dr Patricia Donald, from Cramond Medical Practice and David Fairweather, editor of Cramond Grapevine.
As a winner Lauren also receives a top of the range art set and easel, as well as Hobbycraft vouchers to allow her to continue her artistic ambitions. The runners up will also receive a special art set each.
Helen Donaldson, Headteacher at Cramond Primary School, said: “This was a fantastic initiative by Cramond Residence and we were very excited to be involved.
“All of our pupils had lots of fun getting creative and using everything from crayons to sand to design their posters. It was great to see how much effort they put in and all the artwork really depicts just how beautiful a place Cramond is to live.
“We are incredibly proud of Lauren and know she has a very bright and creative future ahead of her!”
Cramond Residence is Edinburgh’s newest care home and will provide the finest care for older people including nursing, respite and dementia care when it opens this summer. Anyone interested in viewing a sample ensuite bedroom and lounge are welcome to visit The Information Suite which is now open from 10am until 4pm Monday to Friday. It is located at 49 Cramond Road North, Edinburgh, EH4 6NQ.
For more information visit www.cramondresidence.co.uk
Notes to editors
About Walker Healthcare
Cramond Residence is part of Walker Healthcare which has over 20 years’ experience leading successful healthcare partnerships and operational management of well-respected care homes.

Cramond Residence is run exclusively by Walker Healthcare www.walkerhealthcare.co.uk 

The home is due to open later this year and will contain a wide range of exclusive services and facilities. A key feature of the home is its small group living. Accommodation is spread over three floors and comprises three houses on each floor. Each house caters for eight residents with two accommodating nine residents. 

For more information please contact: Lucy Edgington or Alie Simpson
T: 0131 556 0770 / E: lucy.edgington@pagodapr.com E: alie.simpson@pagodapr.com

Primary One Pupil Named as Winner of Cramond Residence Art Competition

We are very excited to announce that a budding young artist from Cramond Primary School has been crowned the winner of an art competition run by our newest care home, Cramond Residence.

Six year old Lauren White’s design was chosen as the top piece of artwork out of over 400 entries from pupils of all ages. A shortlist of 48 are currently on display at an exhibition at Cramond Kirk Halls.

Lauren’s entry hugely impressed the judges, who praised her use of vibrant colour, mixed materials and perspective, as well as commending the way in which her poster depicted Cramond village as a very special place to live. Her winning artwork will now take pride of place in Cramond Residence when it opens later this summer.

The competition was split into four categories. In addition to Lauren’s winning entry, three runners up were also selected: Ria Ramage, primary 3, Joe McEvoy, primary 5 and Erin Do Rego, primary 7.

Eileen Gray, General Manager of Cramond Residence, said: “We would like to say a huge congratulations to Lauren on her win as she had clearly worked incredibly hard on her piece of artwork and it is very well deserved.

“We were so impressed by the calibre of the artwork that the pupils entered into the competition and it’s wonderful to see just how many talented young artists we have in our local area.

“Creating and cherishing memories is very important to us at Cramond Residence so we will be proud to unveil Lauren’s art when we open later this summer. We know it will be loved and admired there for years to come.”

The difficult task of judging was taken on by a team of well-known locals from around Cramond: Jennifer Thomson, a professional artist from The Blue Easel Gallery, Reverend Russell Barr, minister of Cramond Kirk, Dr Patricia Donald, from Cramond Medical Practice and David Fairweather, editor of Cramond Grapevine.

As a winner Lauren also received a top of the range art set and easel, as well as Hobbycraft vouchers to allow her to continue her artistic ambitions. The runners up also received a special art set each.

 

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