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Rowley Regis pupil wins Daley Thompson-backed competition
8:00am Friday 20th July 2012 in News
A ROWLEY Regis school pupil is preparing to see the Paralympics after winning tickets in a competition backed by Olympic legend Daley Thompson.
Amy Boyden, a pupil at The Westminster School, struck gold in the competition organised by Sandwell Council and BT.
Over 100 Sandwell students were challenged by decathlete Daley Thompson to create a picture depicting what the Olympics meant to them.
Ian Coward, BT business change manager and competition co-ordinator, said: “This art competition was designed to bring the spirit of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics to Sandwell.
"It certainly seems to have captured the imagination of all the young people who took part. We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of entries, which made the job of the judging panel extremely hard.”
Councillor Derek Rowley, Sandwell's cabinet member for jobs and economy, said: "It's great that, thanks to our partnership with BT, school children from Sandwell will be able to attend the Paralympics and get a real taste of the Games.
"I'd like to personally congratulate everyone who has taken part - it's a shame there could only be three winners."