Talented pupils enjoy VIP treatment at BRM Day

Winning pupils from a BRM Day art competition with representatives of the Len Pick Trust, which sponsored the competition. From left, Kevin Day, Emily Dunthorne and Phoebe Kirtland, Kay Henderson, Ellie Dharamraj, Keiran Reid, Zoe Chappell and Gerry Burrows, Len Pick Trust

Winning pupils from a BRM Day art competition with representatives of the Len Pick Trust, which sponsored the competition. From left, Kevin Day, Emily Dunthorne and Phoebe Kirtland, Kay Henderson, Ellie Dharamraj, Keiran Reid, Zoe Chappell and Gerry Burrows, Len Pick Trust

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The winners of a BRM Day schools art competition have rubbed shoulders with some of motor racing’s most famous names as part of their VIP prize experience.

Pupils from Bourne Academy and Bourne Westfield were invited to enter pictures into the competition depicting their impressions of what the BRM Day celebrations would look like.

BRM Day celebrations took place on October 7 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bourne- based British Racing Motors winning the Forumla 1 World Championship.

The six winners were: Emily Dunthorne, Phoebe Kirtland and Zoe Chappell from Bourne Academy and Ellie Dharamraj, Keiran Reid and Alex Downing from Bourne Westfield.

The winners’ prize included riding with the event’s VIPs in the classic car cavalcade which paraded along the closed-off streets in the town and have their work signed by former World Champion Damon Hill.

The pupils also collected a cash prizes, donated by the Len Pick Trust, at a presentation at racing restorers Hall & Hall, in Bourne on Friday.

Trust member Gerry Burrows said: “We are delighted that so many children entered the competition which was on the theme of BRM.

“The standard of entries from the schools was very high and we had a difficult job choosing the winners.”