PAINT, crayons and glitter were at the ready as schoolchildren got involved in the Leigh Journal birthday celebrations.

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Caitlin Marsden, Rhiannon Davies and Courtney Jones from Newton Westpark

Pupils from Newton Westpark Primary School and Westleigh St Paul’s CE Primary School showed off their creative skills to make posters and cards in celebration of the 140th anniversary.

Students from Newton Westpark made cards decorated with a mocked up newspaper page and sketches while Ben Packham and Josh Hunt made a paper birthday cake decorated with old pictures of Leigh.

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Jade Christopherson, Jack Shaw and Crystal Chilton

Meanwhile, pupils from Westleigh St Paul’s created posters decorated with hand drawn balloons and using old newspaper clippings. Year one also designed a huge card decorated with their own pictures.

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Krystal Openshaw shows off year one’s card from Westleigh St Paul’s