‘Be kind, be thankful, be thoughtful, be Budleigh’ – pupils’ positive messages brighten up town notice board

Positive posters designed by Budleigh Salterton pupils are to brighten up a town notice board after the coronavirus lockdown left the information point filled with cancelled events.

Youngsters from St Peter’s Primary School were invited to take part in Budleigh Salterton Town Council’s art competition to draw, colour or paint posters for the Public Hall notice board, in Station Road.

The aim was to replace the old posters of Covid-cancelled events, with the children’s upbeat messages and cheerful artwork.

The top design will win a scooter, presented by the school, with runners-up scooping cash prizes from the town council.

Paintings and pictures to go on display urge residents and visitors to the town to ‘be kind, be thankful, be thoughtful, be Budleigh’ reminding people to ‘be happy’, ‘smile all the way’ and that ‘love wins’.

The town council is keen to hear from anyone who has ideas of alternative ways the notice boards can be used while they are empty of event posters.


St Peter’s Primary School pupils designed uplifting posters for the Public Hall notice board, in Station Road.

Budleigh Public Hall Public HallBudleigh

Councillor Lynda Evans, artwork judge, said: “I’m very pleased the notice boards at the Public Hall are being used for something positive.

“Should anyone have any other suggestions for the utilisation of the boards to display community activities during this time, please contact the Budleigh Salterton Town Council or myself.”

Steve Hitchcock, St Peter’s Primary School headteacher said: “This was a great idea from the town council.

“The children working at home or in school have had something really positive to do – in an artistic way.

“I think the public will love seeing these uplifting messages as they pass by the Public Hall.”


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