ARTISTIC children did a good job of recreating characters from a classic novel.

Emma Kenyon and Alex Taylor were among six prize-winners announced at Blockley Primary School last week in a competition to create pictures of characters from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland that is being performed at St George’s Hall, Blockley, by Blockley Amateur Dramatic Company (BAD Company) this week (April 9th to 11th).

Emma won first prize – two free tickets to the play and a book of the Alice in Wonderland stories signed by the entire cast - for her colourful portrayal of “The White Rabbit”.

Reception pupil Alex Taylor won the runner-up prize – a colouring book of the characters as drawn for the original publication by artist Sir John Tenniel. Both children chose to draw “The White Rabbit”. Another four entries were specially commended.

“The competition attracted a wonderful selection of entries from children of all ages”, said the play’s director Jo Knight who acted as one of the judges alongside BAD Company’s Nikki Holt. “There were about 30 entries, many of which showed great imagination and individuality”, she added.