Gracie’s egg-cellent art tribute

A girl has honoured the late Sir Captain Tom Moore after producing a cracking piece of artwork.

Gracie Richards, 10, from Wem has won an Easter competition at her school for a decorated egg of Sir Captain Tom Moore
Gracie Richards, 10, from Wem has won an Easter competition at her school for a decorated egg of Sir Captain Tom Moore

Gracie Richards, aged 10, from Wem, won first prize for her egg design of the beloved national hero.

Her school, St Peter’s, hosted an egg decorating competition for all year groups, and Gracie won the first prize out of her two year groups.

Her mother, Hayley Richards, said Gracie has always been arty and loves crafts, and she worked so hard on her entry.

“She has been following the news about Captain Tom since the start and always liked him, and everything he did for charity,” Hayley said.

“She wanted to do it out of respect really, but she worked for hours on this, it was amazing.

“We had to put pencils inside his trousers to keep him upright, and there was lots of glue involved.”

Gracie Richards, 10, from Wem has won an Easter competition at her school for a decorated egg of Sir Captain Tom Moore

Hayley said when Gracie isn’t with her brother, Harry, and her sister, Emmie, she is never found without a pen and paper, and crafts is her main hobby.

The competition was judged by the Friends of St Peter’s school, to raise money for the friends.

“Gracie planned it all out and spent hours working on it,” Hayley added.

“She found out she won on Thursday, and she got an Easter egg as a prize.

“It was so creative – she used Lego wheels, pipe cleaners for the walking sticks, and she even painted and cut up old Barbie clothes for his outfit.”

Hayley said Gracie even managed to avoid smashing any eggs while she was creating her masterpiece.

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