Kids' challenge to create a steam engine masterpiece

YOUNG people are being given the opportunity to win tickets to The Festival of British Railway Modelling, taking place at Doncaster Exhibition Centre from February 12 to 13.

The festival features 30 working model railway layouts in different scales, specialist shopping, and modelling demonstrations.

The show also features a special children's area sponsored by Hornby.

Doncaster Tourism, the council's tourism team, has teamed up with organisers Warner Exhibitions to offer free day tickets to the festival. To enter young people must colour in a picture of the Cock o' the North, the new steam engine planned to be built in Doncaster.

Colouring sheets are available from the Tourist Information Centre on High Street, with two categories for ages four to seven and eight to 11.

There is also a drawing competition for 12 to 16-year-olds.

To enter create a picture in any media on the theme of Doncaster's Railway Heritage on A4 paper. The deadline is February 2.

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