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A big thank you from Dan Court

Young Catalyst residents living in Dan Court were given the opportunity to get creative during lockdown and show their thanks to the many key workers that have kept London going during the coronavirus pandemic.

The building is undergoing fire safety repair work at the moment, and our contractors Higgins Construction came up with the brilliant idea to host a competition for Dan Court’s younger residents. They had to design and create a poster dedicated to thanking our key workers, with the winning artist’s work going on the hoardings around the building.

Catalyst’s Dorothy Scarlett, housing co-ordinator at Dan Court was given the tough job of judging the entries. She said: “This competition was about saying thank you to all of the key workers that have kept the country going during lock down, and you can tell that the kids at Dan Court really wanted to be part of it. I love the final poster, but it was so difficult to choose a winner! All of the entries were fantastic and every one of them was a winner in my eyes.”

Lee Bright, Site Manager for Higgins Construction at Dan Court commented, “We have been really impressed with the quality of entries we have received. The children really took this project to heart and designed some superb posters which must have taken so much time and effort to do.

“We are really pleased that our client, Catalyst was able to judge the final entries, which was not an easy task, and look forward to seeing them all on display brightening up our hoarding.”

Sophia Almonte, Dan Court resident and winner of the competition said: “I really appreciate all the hard work and sacrifices of all key workers, especially my parents who are Health care workers in the NHS, this is my best way to show my gratitude to all key workers, a big thank you and I salute you all. Stay Alert, Control the Virus and Save Lives!”

You can see the first, second and third place winning designs below:

First Place:

Second Place:

Third Place:

As well as having her poster put up around the site, Sophia will also receive £40 in vouchers for her winning entry. Higgins will also be providing everyone who entered £10 vouchers as a thank you for taking part.