Colourful drawings and paintings created by pupils from Darfield Upperwood Academy in Barnsley are brightening up the walls of Infinity’s new offices.

Janine Beardsall, Business Support Manager at the unit at Barugh Green, Barnsley, explained the youngsters submitted their pictures as part of a competition run by the company.

“We recently moved into the building and although it was refurbished it did lack a little colour,” she said.

“We work with a lot of schools in the area and decided to approach a few of our schools to see if the children there would like to take part in an art competition.”

The pupils were given the theme of “construction” and approximately 40 of them chose to submit pictures.

Staff at Infinity, which is part of the Norse Group and has a contract for service and maintenance at local schools, chose a shortlist of nine and then selected a winner, drawn by Bobby Murdie, aged six.

Edward Hunt, Operations Manager at Infinity, said: “All those on the shortlist were given arts and crafts sets and saw their pictures form part of two large acrylic hangings.

“One of these was given to the school and the other will liven up our offices.

“Bobby’s picture was also put on to acrylic and copies were given to him and the school – and we will hang one here.

“We work so closely with schools every day that it was nice to be able to run a competition like this – and, for course, in the process it has given some great artwork for our new offices and added colour to our workspace.”