Louis to be Star of show

Louis Smith who won the Star Centre poster contest

Louis Smith who won the Star Centre poster contest

First published in News

A youngster will see his artwork in pride of place at a Keighley science centre after winning a competition run in honour of the first man on the moon.

The banner created by Eastburn Junior and Infant School pupil Louis Smith will be displayed at the Star Centre, at Keighley Campus Leeds City College, in celebration of astronaut Neil Armstrong.

The class five pupil’s design was selected after more than 100 junior school pupils took part in a competition launched by staff at the centre.

Rebecca Thorpe, Leeds City College’s curriculum leader for engineering, manufacturing and science, said: “Louis’ banner was a strong design, very creative and we felt that it highlighted space exploration extremely well.

“Neil Armstrong acknowledged that he was just the figurehead and his walk on the moon was the result of lots of work by other people who put him there.

“We felt Louis’ design reflected this. We were fortunate to have received such a well-fitting design. Louis is a clever, talented young man.”

In addition to the winning image, three runners-up were chosen from schools across the Bradford district.

Pupils from Louis’ school won a visit to the Star Centre, in Dalton Lane. They will dress up as astronauts and explore the centre’s planetary surface. They will also take part in a mission control simulation and experience the wonders of the universe in the centre’s cosmodome.

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