Girls are so proud to be from Barnsley

prideEB''Youngsters Georgina Kerr and Jorgi-Lea Peel are welcomed to Westminster after winning a Pride of Barnsley picture contest for MP Dan Jarvis.
prideEB''Youngsters Georgina Kerr and Jorgi-Lea Peel are welcomed to Westminster after winning a Pride of Barnsley picture contest for MP Dan Jarvis.
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CREATIVE youngsters went to Westminster after winning a contest to celebrate being proud of Barnsley.

Dan Jarvis, MP for Barnsley Central, welcomed Georgina Kerr and Jorgi-Lea Peel to the Houses of Parliament.

The Year 9 pupils at St Michaels RC and CE High School also unveiled their winning entry for his Pride of Barnsley picture competition in London.

Mr Jarvis said: “This is precisely what Proud of Barnsley was designed to achieve, two young people who are confident in saying what makes them proud of our town and who worked together to show us all why. I am very proud of both of them and really enjoyed welcoming them to Westminster.”

The girls travelled to London first class on the Ashley Jackson train courtesy of Grand Central railway company.

They also toured the two houses with their parents.

Artist Ashley Jackson and author Milly Johnson, who judged the competition, and art teacher Christina Davies accompanied them on the trip.