A Boughton Heath Academy pupil’s design is on the road thanks to a vehicle rentals company.
Daisy Hearn’s’ giant mermaid is now gracing the side of a Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals’ Luton box van after pupils were invited to design an image for the van in an art competition.
The company, which has branches in Deeside and Wrexham, supplied the school with £500 worth of arts materials including pads for children to sketch their ideas.
Judges for the Jolly Art Project included headteacher Steven Ellis and group managing director of Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals, Mark Hughes.
Eight-year-old’s Daisy’s winning image has been printed onto the side of the van by APH Signs, Wrexham.
Runner-up Isabelle Bird’s elephant design won her an art pack.
Daisy, Isabelle and a third runner-up also received a printed canvas wall-hanging of their image.
Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals has also provided the school with access to a live tracking system fitted inside the van, which allows the children to see where the van is 24 hours a day for the next 12 months, anywhere in the UK or overseas. The first stop is a weekend booking in the South of France.
Mark Hughes said: “It’s fantastic to be able to give something back to the local community. We are providing the children with a fun, art-based activity and by supplying the technology to track the van it is also a valuable educational tool.
“Children can use the Jolly Art Project to study geography, art or technology.”
Jolly Good Vehicle Rentals is planning to work with more local primary schools in the future.