Art competition judges from the left are: Paul Sparks, chair of the Manor Park and Hempstead Fields Residents' Association; Owen Badman of Peter Oliver estate agents; Peter Griggs, residents' association secretary; Becky Everest from Peter Oliver, and Manor Primary teacher Sophie Whensley.

Children design a home fit for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Judges had their work cut out last night when they sifted through entries in a children’s competition to design a home fit for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

Two classes of nearly 60 children at Manor Primary School entered the competition which was organised by Manor Park and Hempstead Fields Residents’ Association.

The judges’ challenge was to choose three winners from each class for prizes which will be presented at the association’s Big Lunch at Uckfield Rugby Club on Sunday, from noon to 2pm.

Year 5 children, aged nine and ten, in classes Dolomite and Amber, were imaginative in their work, many even creating doors and windows that opened. They were able to choose their own medium, whether paint, crayon or collage.

Residents on Manor Park and Hempstead Fields are invited to take a picnic to the gathering on Sunday where activities will include an inflatable asault course, Punch and Judy, a dog show, ice cream, a fire engine and face painting.

The bar will be open in the rugby club too.

Art competition prizes will be presented at 1pm.

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