A Cockermouth boy is having his art work admired from afar, after winning a banner designing competition during lockdown.

Jack Stevens, 13, designed a supportive NHS banner, which said: “Thank you - Heroes don’t wear capes they work for the NHS.”

The design has been made into a banner which is now hanging on a construction company building in Slough.

Jack heard about the competition from his grandad Kevin Stevens.

Kevin, who also lives in Cockermouth, had moved to Slough for lockdown as he was working in London as a manager for construction company Laing O'Rourke.

He said: “While I was there the project had a competition, for the site team, or their family members.

“The theme was to come up with a design, for a thank the NHS banner which then could be displayed on site.

“The site team would then vote for the winner, and the winning design would be made into a banner and displayed.

“I told my grandson Jack about the competition, and he asked to draw one to have a go, which he did, and was duly entered.

“Then his design was voted the joint winner.

“It is now displayed on the site for all to see.”

Jack, lives in Cockermouth with his mum, dad and his baby sister Alice.

He was thrilled that he had come joint first.

Jack said: “I felt surprised and really happy that my poster would be used.

“I made the poster because I wanted to show how much we appreciate the NHS, and all of the hard work they are doing.”

Jack’s family was delighted that he had entered and came joint first.

His mother, Chantelle Stevens was proud of her son’s heartfelt message to the NHS.

She said: “I am very proud of Jack for entering the competition.

“He spoke extremely highly of the NHS and the hard work they were doing during this difficult time.

“His aim was to make something that would acknowledge their continuing efforts.”

Entries were judged by the entire site team, with workers voting on their favourite choice.

There were two top choices, so both were selected to be made into banners to hang on the building.

They will be on display until the end of the construction project, so will be hanging in place until later this year.