Ava Clark, aged 5, lives in South Woodham Ferrers and was the winner in her age category of an art competition organised by the insurance company her father works for.
Members of staff and their families were asked to submit a piece of artwork which they had created during lockdown. Ava’s heart-breathing rainbow dragon was one of the winning entries which meant that she could choose which charity to donate the £4000 prize to. Ava, without hesitation, chose Little Havens Hospice since she remembered a representative from the charity visiting their school assembly and speaking about the fairy garden and all the wonderful facilities for the children at the hospice.
We asked Ava a few questions about her wonderful creation:
Why did you use the colours of the rainbow for your dragon?
I used the colours of the rainbow for my dragon because I love rainbows! They make me feel happy, and I get excited in case there is a pot of gold at the end!
What did you make the dragon out of?
First I drew the outline of the dragon then I cut up lots of pieces of coloured paper and fabric and stuck them on with glue.
What is your dragon’s name?
My dragon’s name is Rainbow!
Will you visit Little Haven’s when Lockdown is over?
Yes please! I would love to visit Little Havens. The lady said I can see the fairy garden when lockdown is over.
How have you coped with lockdown? What have you liked and not liked about it?
I have coped “OK” with lockdown. I have liked having lots more free time to do stuff like my Aquabeads. But I have really missed my friends and I don’t like having to do social distancing!
A huge congratulations to Ava and her award winning Dragon!