Newton Abbot youngster Ryan Mugford has received an unexpected summer gift courtesy of the Newton’s Place project and the Mid-Devon Advertiser.
The Canada Hill pupil was presented with a £25 Lego set after coming out tops in an art competition staged at the 21st July Summer Nights street food event in Courtenay Street.
Children were invited to let their imaginations run riot and draw anything they would like to see in the new museum when it opens in 2020.
Eight-year-old Ryan’s contribution was a colourful fantasy beast, not unlike a medieval church gargoyle.
Town Development Manager Sally Henley judged the entires and said: ‘The children did some wonderful drawings, all were a joy to see and many were very creative. Ryan’s entry was particularly good which is why he took the top spot'.
The Lego was supplied by the Mid-Devon Advertiser. Managing Director Sandra Perraton said: ‘We were more than happy to support the competition and congratulate Ryan on his win. It’s wonderful that the Newton’s Place team is engaging the public in advance of the opening and we can’t wait for the big day itself.’
The photos show Ryan with his Lego set, and his prize-winning picture entry of a fantasy beast.