After eleven days of voting, Longfields' colourful and detailed picture took first place in the online vote. Runners up were Glory Farm Primary School followed closely by Langford Primary School.
Based in Bicester, Oxfordshire, we wanted to get involved with the local community and creating a jigsaw puzzle using bespoke artwork created by a pupil seemed like a fun way to do this. We invited all the local schools in the Bicester area to take part and submit one piece of artwork of their choice. These were then put to a public vote and a winner was chosen.
Created by two girls, Classroom Chaos was the clear winner. Paul Hollidge, Head Teacher of Longfields Primary School said: “When we were told that our picture had won the competition, it was fantastic news for our school and for the two girls who drew it. We plan to sell the 500 jigsaw puzzles during the rest of the summer term and eighty percent of the cash raised will go to improving the school’s outdoor area with an activity trail. We have also decided to donate twenty percent to a local cancer charity.”
"I voted online for the school classroom scene. I like that idea very much." Geoff Tristram, jigsaw puzzle artist for Ravensburger
"I'd say they've definitely got an eye for design, whoever did that one." Trevor Mitchell, jigsaw puzzle artist for Ravensburger
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the children and teachers who took part in this fun activity. We saw some fantastic pictures and it really was very difficult to choose a winner. Thank you to all those who voted. A staggering number of people took to their computers in an effort to cast their vote. Your vote really helped us make a decision.
Longfields Primary School have now received their design made up into five hundred 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles. These colourful and humourous jigsaws are available to purchase from the school now. Please continue to support Longfields Primary School by purchasing a jigsaw. It is a wonderful gift for any jigsaw fan. Twenty percent of the money they raise by selling these jigsaws will be donated to a local charity, while the remaining funds will go towards developing an outdoor area for all weathers.