Haunted house wins top prize in Lincoln schools competition

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Lincoln school children have been getting into the Halloween spirit by making frightfully creative haunted houses as part of a local business’ competition.

Children across the city were set the task of making spooky masterpieces in response to a competition run by Lincoln-based Colonia Estate Agents.

The Lincolnite was asked to judge the entries sent in by four schools.

The winner, Kimberly Tetere, class 6 at Manor Les Infant School in North Hykeham, was one of the youngest to take part in the competition.

Her colourful house, complete with googly-eyed ghouls, autumn leaves and a picture of herself in her magical witch’s costume won her the top prize.

Kimberlie’s winning design.

She got a fright when she was presented with a £20 Waterstones voucher and a hamper of arts and crafts goodies for her entire school at a special assembly. Her dad even made a shock appearance.

Deputy Head Teacher Miss Pass said: “What’s lovely is that not only has Kimberlie won something for her beautifully decorated house but she has won something for the school.

“We love art and creativity. Any child with any ability can take part in artistic work.”

Helen Carr, Senior Sales Support at Colonia Estate Agents, added: “Colonia is a family business and knowing that early years schools don’t get funding for this like this is is very close too our hearts.

“You see children very much into their digital games and iPads and it’s wonderful to be able to give them something like this to do and see their creativity come out. There were some brilliant entries.”