PRIMARY schools showed their heartfelt support for a competition run by Knutsford First Responders.

Six primary schools in the Knutsford area took part in a schools hearts competition.

Pupils were invited to buy a wooden heart and decorate it in any way they wanted with the theme being - something close to my heart.

The hearts were displayed in the windows of Fine and Country Estate Agents over the week of Valentine’s Day and judged by local artist Emma Williams.

Emma, who has previously supported Knutsford First Responders by donating a painting for raffle, was delighted with the response from the pupils and had the very difficult job of choosing winners.

She said: “The standard was very high and there was a wide variety of themes from family and pets to nature and hobbies.

“The hearts had been decorated in lots of different ways including buttons, beads and pom-poms.”

The winners were as follows.

Year 6: Madeleine Brown (Yorston Lodge) who won a day pass to Gauntlet Bird of Prey Centre.

Year 5: Ruby Wilkins (Yorston Lodge) who won a voucher for Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm.

Year 4: Molly Denham (Manor Park) who won a jewellery-making kit.

Four other hearts were highly commended by Emma and were awarded prizes of colouring pens and pencils - Katy Wright (Bexton), Thomas Gething (Yorston Lodge), Megan Simmon (St Vincents) and Alice Hatton (Yorston Lodge).

Knutsford First Responders thanked all the schools which took part, all the parents and pupils who supported the event, and Gauntlet Bird of Prey Centre, Seven Sisters Ice Cream Farm and Hal Whittakers for donating prizes.