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Sports prize for designer’s school

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Odin PresentationA talented young designer has earned her school £200 worth of sports equipment.

Grace Cooper, eight, of St Mary’s RC Primary School, Douglas, was the winner in a Manx Sport and Recreation competition to design the Manx Youth Games’ first ever mascot.

Odin the Raven was selected from hundreds of primary pupils’ designs by Geoff Corkish MBE MLC, a Member of the Department of Education and Children, and Kevin Cartledge, Senior Manager of HSBC, which supports the Games.

Odin made its debut at the Manx Youth Games’ opening ceremony at the NSC on Saturday 7 May, where he proved popular with participants.

Today, Mr Corkish and Odin visited St Mary’s School to present Grace and her fellow pupils with their prize, which the whole school will benefit from.

Mr Corkish said: ‘Grace’s clever design has been brought to life and will appear at the Games for years to come and I am thrilled her school will benefit from equipment to allow them to enjoy more sports.’

Photo: The winning designer Grace Cooper with Mr Corkish MBE MLC, Odin, Gianni Epifani, Senior Sport Development Officer with Manx Sport and Recreation and pupils of St Mary’s RC Primary.

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