A student at a school in Radlett has won the National Thank a Teacher Day’s #HowWillYouSayThankYou Drawing Competition, judged by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler, beating out entries from across the UK.
Elizabeth (pictured), from Fair Field Junior School, drew a picture of her favourite teacher that was judged to be the best in the nation by the renowned illustrator.
The #HowWillYouSayThankYou Drawing Competition, sponsored by Parentkind, was among several competitions run by National Thank a Teacher Day in the lead up to celebrations on June 23, with the winners being announced in early August.
The competition asked pupils and students in the UK to create a drawing or painting of their favourite teacher. To enter, they simply had to upload a video or photo of their artwork and send a free thank you message via the Thank a Teacher website.
Elizabeth’s artwork will feature on Thank a Teacher’s end of year card and she will also receive an Axel Scheffler original artwork.
Elizabeth’s mum, Vicky, said: “What a fantastic surprise – we are thrilled for Elizabeth! She loves drawing and was ecstatic at the idea that Mr Axel Scheffler picked out her artwork.”
The Thank a Teacher campaign is a year-around effort to draw attention to the amazing work of teachers, schools and support staff across the UK, culminating with Thank a Teacher day.