Letchworth girl, 5, bags first place in art competition

Megan Govey

Megan Govey - Credit: Archant

A five-year-old girl from Letchworth has bagged first place in a competition with her artistic design of Norton Common.

Hertfordshire County Council challenged school children to create artwork illustrating why the district is such a great place to be outdoors.

Megan Govey, who attends Northfields Infants, was delighted to finish first in the three to six years category of the competition. Her prize was awarded at the County Show in Redbourn at the weekend.

Amy Walker came to within a whisker of the same prize in the 10 to 11-year-old category, with the Peartree Spring Junior pupil finishing second.

Megan’s mum, Helen Govey, said: “In Hertfordshire it’s never far to get to somewhere pretty like the bluebell field in Norton Common, and because it’s not very hilly it’s easy for Megan’s little legs.”

The competition was launched in partnership with the Hertfordshire Agricultural Society and Hertfordshire Year of Walking.

Prizes were presented by county councillor Tessa Heritage, county council chairman Frances Button and agricultural society president Diana Cornish.

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Council members attended the show to answer people’s questions on locality budget grants for community projects, highway locality budgets and on the role of councillors.

Councillor Heritage said: “The County Show is a great opportunity for us to speak directly with people about the issues that matter to them.”