Design a ‘Christmas Baron’ School Competition

This is the tenth consecutive year that we have sponsored the Christmas tree at The Collection Museum. In previous years the tree has been adorned with decorated poppies, Christmas jumpers and stars.

With the huge success of the Barons Trail in the summer and the mini baron Christmas trail currently being supported by local businesses, it seemed appropriate to follow the theme through this year and invite local schoolchildren to decorate a baron.

The schools chosen to take part were Bassingham Primary School, Potterhanworth Church of England Primary School, Monks Abbey Primary School and St Francis School. Over 350 colourful and creative designs were decorated and submitted by the children.

Judging took place at The Collection Museum and was an extremely difficult decision as the designs were all of a very high standard. The overall worthy winner was Alice Lloyd, aged 6 from St Francis School with Ethan Welsh from Bassingham Primary School and Zuzanna Milczalc from Monks Abbey Primary School in second and third place.

Alice received her prize, presented by Helen and Lorne at the museum with her delighted parents looking on; made even more special as it was her birthday. Her winning entry now sits proudly at the top of the tree guarded by Crystal Hue, the baron kindly loaned to the museum by Rob and Dawn Applewhite owners of the local business, Lincs Archiving Solutions.

Alice’s winning entry can be seen alongside all the other fantastic designs over the Christmas period together with Crystal Hue Baron.