Hermione’s dad is in a gallery of un­sung he­roes

Stockport Express - - Wildlife -

THIS sum­mer, staff and cus­tomers at John Lewis in Chea­dle have been cel­e­brat­ing 922 of the na­tion’s un­sung he­roes.

These range from fire­men and nurses to grand­fa­thers and lol­lipop ladies, with more than 14 por­traits be­ing dis­played in the store.

Por­traits sketched by lo­cal school chil­dren from six dif­fer­ent schools of lo­cal com­mu­nity mem­bers who make a pos­i­tive im­pact in their daily lives, will be show­cased in John Lewis sum­mer win­dow dis­plays across the coun­try from July un­til the end of this month.

The cho­sen por­traits were se­lected from over 7,000 en­tries to a com­pe­ti­tion launched by John Lewis in March this year chal­leng­ing young school pupils, aged be­tween five to eight years old, to il­lus­trate some­one in their com­mu­nity they felt was worth cel­e­brat­ing.

Schools and pupils from across the coun­try par­tic­i­pated with 6,739 por­traits from Eng­land, 492 from Scot­land and 227 from Wales.

The fi­nal por­traits se­lected were cho­sen for their strong use of colour shapes and shades, the unique­ness in style of the por­trait and for the de­scrip­tion of the spe­cial some­one they be­lieve is a na­tional and lo­cal trea­sure worth cel­e­brat­ing.

Hermione Harper, aged eight, from Eger­ton Pri­mary School, drew a por­trait of her dad.

She said: “I drew my dad be­cause he runs a char­ity in Stock­port, Bea­con Coun­selling, which sup­ports adults and chil­dren.”

The il­lus­tra­tions will be show­cased along­side artist Paul Thurlby’s work, which can be seen in John Lewis shops as part of its sum­mer-long na­tional trea­sures cam­paign.

Hermione Harper from Eger­ton Pri­mary School is joined by her fam­ily to proudly show­case her por­trait

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