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Bloomin’ lovely as local kids get creative

‘Butterfly Feast', the winning entry by 6-year-old Freya Currell from Ballymena

Younger residents from across the borough have been showcasing their flair for all things creative as part of this year’s Mid and East Antrim in Bloom Community Competitions.

Organised by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, the ‘In Bloom’ campaign encourages those living and working in the borough to think more about the local environment and the positive effects it can have on people and wildlife.

As part of this a series of popular competitions are organised and attract a large number of entries with all things environment, gardening and horticulture celebrated.

This time around it was the turn of young people aged 16 and under to get involved as they submitted a painting, poem or other artistic piece promoting the theme of ‘Mid and East Antrim in Bloom.’

As always the standard was impeccably high with 6-year-old Freya Currell from Ballymena being named the overall winner with her painting ‘Butterfly Feast.’

Freya Currell Blooming Creative Winner Age 6 Ballymena

Meanwhile, Dannie Alva Moore and Jack McCrystal, both aged 10-years-old and from Ballymena, were named as Runners-Up. 

Danni Moore Blooming Creative Runner Up Age 10 Ballymena

Danni Moore’s painting

Jack McCrystal Blooming Creative Runner Up

Jack McCrystal’s painting