Schoolboy’s Altrincham bag design wins £500 for Hale school

By David Prior at

A young artist’s picture showing what he loves most about Altrincham is to be seen by thousands of shoppers after he won a bag design competition run by the town’s Tesco stores.

Joshua Hill, eight, of Well Green Primary School in Hale, has also won £500 for his school and a £25 gift card for himself.

Children throughout the area were invited to enter the competition to draw a picture showing why they love Altrincham.

Charlene Lysaght and Aaron McCaw from the Tesco Extra in Altrincham present Joshua Hill with his winning bag and head teacher Kate Markham with the £500 cheque

The winning poster, of an alternative town crest featuring the clock tower and a Tesco store inside a giant love heart, has been transferred onto thousands of limited edition hessian bags which are being given away free in the Tesco stores.

Joshua’s prize, and a hessian bag with his winning design, was presented to him by James Piercy, store manager of the Altrincham Tesco Extra on Manor Road, during a specially assembly at his school.

The competition was organised by the Tesco stores in Altrincham as part of its commitment to encourage community involvement.

Winning pupil, Joshua Hill, with his limited edition bags, £25 gift card and £500 donation

Altrincham Tesco Extra manager, James Piercy, said: “Whilst we are dedicated and focused on serving our customers and enhancing their shopping experience in our stores across Altrincham, we are also keen to engage with and help to support our local community.

“We had a great response to the competition and we really loved Joshua’s design. The new bags look fantastic and we are sure they will go down with a treat our customers.”

Well Green Primary School headteacher, Mrs Kate Markham, said: “The children enjoyed entering the competition and we are all very proud of Joshua. We would like to thank Tesco for inviting us to enter and for the wonderful prize. Everyone loves the bags and staff, parents and pupils are looking forward to using them.”