Hermione’s dad is in a gallery of unsung heroes
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