Children Win Awesome Lego Landmarks

Three children from across the borough had their winning artwork turned into a bespoke Lego model by the clients at Pure Innovations, Pure Brick Studio.

Children Win Awesome Lego Landmarks

The summer landmark competition organised by Stockport SHAPES Alliance, One Stockport and Pure Brick Studio challenged children to walk around 10 iconic landmarks of Stockport and draw a landmark that was meaningful to them. The Pure Bricks Studio team replicated all 10 landmarks in Lego, displayed at each site during the challenge.

The winners - Maja Lantanska from St Bernadette’s, drew a picture of St Bernadette’s Parish Church, Seb Connell from Broadstone Hall sketched a picture of Redrock and Joseph Bradbury from St Mary’s Marple Bridge, depicted the Marple viaduct, all architectural gems in their local area.

The winners were presented with their prizes, bespoke Lego models of their sketch and YouTube videos on how to build it by the Mayor of Stockport, Cllr Adrian Nottingham, at an awards ceremony in the town Hall.

Mayor of Stockport, Cllr Adrian Nottingham, said: “It was a pleasure to award the prizes to such talented artists. It is great to see Stockport and its heritage celebrated in such a unique way by all the partners involved and, more importantly, by the next generation.”

Cllr Jude Wells, Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health, added: “This competition encouraged children to get active and creative in an enjoyable way. The judges from Pure Innovation were amazed at the standard of entries, well done to everyone who took part and to the worthy winners.”

Pure Brick Studio is a creative space for clients with a learning disability or autism. With Pure Innovations’ Community Support Worker, Chris Smith, they worked wonders constructing the 10 landmark miniatures. The models have gone on tour across several Primary Schools and are currently on display in Broadstone Hall School. Hundreds of children will enjoy the work that went into creating the underground Air Raid Shelters, the glass elegance of Market Hall, the stylish Art Deco design in the Stockport Plaza and the minute detail of the Town Hall.

Simon Langley, Headteacher at Broadstone Hall, said: “We were delighted that Seb was one of the winners of this competition. All the children in the school got to see the fantastic and famous Stockport landmarks in model form."