Town striker delivers news to competition winner
The young students of Shepley First School got a big surprise at their assembly on Friday morning when Town striker Jonathan Stead dropped in to deliver some good news!
Stead was at the local school alongside Town’s Events Coordinator Katie Barraclough and Austin Brown from club partner Standard Fireworks to surprise six year old Joe Middleton, who was selected as the winner of the Club’s poster competition about Firework Safety!
As part of his prize, Joe and his family will officially open Town’s inaugural Firework Display at PPG Canalside on Sunday 26 October. Held in association with Standard Fireworks, the evening will be priced at £4 adults and £2 concessions (under-18s and over-60s) at the gate and will feature a bumper fireworks display and other entertainment on the night, including music!
Pupils aged between five and 11 from Town’s 53 official school partners were challenged to create a poster illustrating firework safety on Bonfire Night and Joe’s winning design will now be reproduced and exhibited by both Standard Fireworks and the Club leading up to Bonfire Night, including being featured on the Big Screen at matches at the John Smith’s Stadium
Commenting, Huddersfield Town Events Coordinator Katie Barraclough said:
“Joe’s poster was the unanimous winner despite the high quality and number of entries. He did a brilliant job of including the firework safety code – he typed it all himself – the logos of Huddersfield Town and Standard Fireworks and a great-looking rocket too!
“I would like to thank every child who took the time to enter a poster into the competition – it’s been a great success. Hopefully we will see you all at the Fireworks Display at PPG Canalside later this month!”
Austin Brown of Standard Fireworks added:
“We were really pleased to get this opportunity to engage with the local schools on firework safety and the quality of the posters we got back showed that the pupils had good fun whilst learning an important message. Joe’s poster really caught our eye for its bright colours and sense of fun!”