A talented Hailsham schoolgirl has won a design competition with supermarket giants Tesco.
Michelle Warner, from White House Primary School, was singled out for her detailed and colourful design illustrating why she loves Hailsham.
The eight-year-old’s design has been made into a limited edition bag, available for free only from the market town’s store.
The arty youngster was given a £50 Tesco gift card for creating the winning design by store manager, Robin Bellworthy at a surprise presentation at the school.
The presentation was the first Michelle knew of her win and the first time the bag had been unveiled to her and her classmates.
Mr Bellworthy presented the school with a giant cheque for £250 at the presentation thanks to Michelle’s creative handi-work.
Mr Bellworthy said: “The hessian bags look fantastic. Michelle’s design was a brilliantly colourful and detailed piece of artwork.
“As a store we always try to build and maintain relationships with the local community.
“This competition has been a fun and different way of engaging with local schools and all the entries we received were wonderful – it was difficult to pick a winner.”
Heather Baldwin, Michelle’s head teacher, said everyone at the school was proud of her achievement.
She said: “We were very proud of and pleased for Michelle when we heard that she had won the competition over all the entrants in Hailsham.”
She added: “A lot of enjoyment was had by the children entering the competition and expressing their artistic and creative abilities. We would also like to thank Tesco for the donation which was very welcome.”