Winners of Penzance Mayor’s Tour of Britain Competition are announced!

28th August 2021 in Council News, Events, Penlee House, Penzance

The Mayor of Penzance has picked a winning flag and jersey design in celebration of the Tour of Britain from school pupils at St Mary’s C of E Primary School.

The start line for the Tour of Britain, where the race is set to begin on Sunday 5 September at 11am on Penzance Promenade, is just a stone’s throw away from the school. All pupils were invited to design a Flag or Jersey to help celebrate the local area and its links with cycling.

From 86 entries, the Mayor whittled it down to just two: one winner for the flag design and one winner for the jersey design.

“I am thrilled with the fantastic response we have had from pupils at St Mary’s C of E Primary – with 86 entries!” said Cllr Jonathan How, Mayor of Penzance.

The winners are:

  • Aubrey, age 7 (Flag Design)
  • Daria, age 11 (Jersey Design)

Hilary Tyreman, Headteacher at St Mary’s C of E Primary School, said: “We were delighted to be asked to take part in this competition, the children were excited to enter. It is great to have the Tour of Britain starting so close to our school.

“It is a significant event for Penzance and for Cornwall. We hope that the Tour will inspire children, families and staff to engage in cycling as a better and greener way of getting to school in the new school year.”

The winning designs are currently on display at Penlee House Gallery & Museum; the winners and their immediate family are being offered free entry to the gallery to see their winning artwork on show. Additionally, the winners will be presented with fully stocked art boxes on race day.

“We are delighted to be showing all of the children’s flag and jersey designs at Penlee House” said Anna Renton, Director of Penlee House Gallery & Museum.

“They are displayed as bunting alongside two bicycles handmade by local people, and a selection of photographs celebrating cycling in West Cornwall from times gone by. It’s great to be able to celebrate this momentous event for Penzance with our themed display.”

All entries are currently being made into a special Tour of Britain bunting which will be displayed on the railings of Alexandra Play Park on Sunday 5 September in addition to those displayed at Penlee House.

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