Sunderland pupil’s artwork used for new National Glass Centre logo

Kate Stoodley, 10, with Neil Walker from the National Glass Centre has won a supply of arts materials for her school St Paul's Church of England Primary Ryhope, by designing a logo for the Centre.
Kate Stoodley, 10, with Neil Walker from the National Glass Centre has won a supply of arts materials for her school St Paul's Church of England Primary Ryhope, by designing a logo for the Centre.
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A WINNING student is all fired up after her smashing artwork wowed judges in a major competition.

Kate Stoodley, 10, was handed a prized Kindle Fire after her design for the National Glass Centre’s new Creativity Cube logo came top of the class.

To mark the reopening of the arts venue today, following a £2.3million refit, pupils across the North East were asked to get their creative thinking caps on and design a doodle inspired by the centre’s transformation.

Kate, a Year Five pupil at St Paul’s CoE School in Ryhope, not only won herself the e-reader, but also her school a Creativity Cube, packed full of arts materials.

The competition was aimed at schoolchildren aged between four and 13.

Neil Walker, senior learning and engagement officer for the National Glass Centre, presented the prize to the school yesterday.

He said “As a valuable cultural and historical asset to Sunderland, and a must-visit learning destination for schools in the wider region, finding creative ways to engage with young people is one of the centre’s priorities for its re-opening.”

Natalie Fountain, headteacher at the school, said: “This was an excellent opportunity for the 
children to take in such a high profile competition. Kate worked very hard on her design and when I went in to class to say someone from our school had won, all of the children knew it would be her.”