A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy had the honour of officially opening Northfield’s new-look Sainsbury’s after a multi-million pound revamp.
Lucas Flight, who is in year two at St Brigid’s Catholic Primary School, was the winner of Sainsbury’s Bag for Life design competition.
Helen Sanders, Sainsbury’s Northfield’s store manager, said: “We had hundreds of entries and the standard was really high but it was Lucas’ bright design that really caught the eye of the judges.
“His design has been immortalised on a limited edition Bag for Life that we’ve had made to mark the launch of the new-look store so customers will be able to enjoy Lucas art for years to come.”
For winning the contest he was presented with a framed bag depicting his design and a £50 Sainsbury’s gift card.
Joanne Kennett, acting headteacher at St Brigid’s, who joined Lucas at the opening, said: “We love working with external companies as it gives an added dimension to learning and Sainsbury’s Bag for Life design competition was fun and a great opportunity.
“The children all had a great time taking part and we couldn’t be happier that the winner and runner-up came from our school.”
Runner-up, year six pupil Francheska Madriaga, also from St Brigid’s, won a £25 Sainsbury’s gift card.
The school was also presented with an assortment of Active Kids equipment.
The revamp includes a new customer cafe, a new mezzanine level and a resurfaced car park with larger parent and child and disabled bays.
And, as well as bringing a new-look store to the town, 35 jobs have also been created by the development.
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A glass of bubbly awaited customers. Photo by Marcus Mingins 4014027MMR3
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Competition winner Lucas with store manager Helen showcase his winning design. Picture by Marcus Mingins 4014027MMR1
Winner Lucas cuts the ribbon. Picture by Marcus Mingins 4014027MMR6