THE Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Calne had a difficult task ahead of them when they were judging an art competition last weekend.

Pupils from Holy Trinity Academy, Quemerford, St Edmunds School, Duncan Street and St Margaret’s School, Curzon Street entered the competition with the subject A Bug’s Life, as part of the Britain in Bloom initiative.

On Saturday, Mayor Cllr Glenis Ansell, Deputy Mayor Robert Merrick and Laura Nunn from Avant-Garde Art & Craft Supplies, who sponsored the competition judged the entries on display at Calne Heritage Centre.

Mrs Ansell said: “It was very difficult to choose the winners as they all had different styles of painting and all had different levels of ability.

“They are very talented.

“We tried to look at the pictures that had best interpreted the title of the competition, the pictures that gave the idea of a bug’s life.

“We want to thank all the children who entered."

Keziah Harflett, 11-years-old from Holy Trinity C of E Academy won the 7-11 years category, and six-year old Penny from St Edmunds School won the up to six years category.

Each child won vouchers for art supplies.