Press Release – October 2018 

Year 1 Oak Class from Edge Grove School wins first place

Hobbycraft, the UK’s largest arts and crafts retailer has been on a mission to get Britain Sewing again and has challenged teachers to bring sewing back to UK classrooms.

As well as providing instructions on how to sew on a button, Hobbycraft also asked teachers and their students to create and share their very own button makes. Makes could be anything from an educational button solar system to fun and colourful under the sea creatures.

Teacher, Miss Henwood and her Year 1 Oak class from Edge Grove School have been named the winner of the group category with their Sew Your Journey Home button make and will receive a Creative Classroom bundle worth £150 to help them continue to sew in school.

Miss Henwood comments: “We were all so excited to hear that we’d won Hobbycraft’s Great British Button Challenge competition! It was great to get the whole class involved in crafting and we were really proud of what we submitted. We’re going to continue crafting and can’t wait to use the items in the Creative Classroom bundle!”

Entries were judged by a panel of Hobbycraft staff and former Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis who comments; “I’m thrilled to be working with Hobbycraft to help them pick the winners for the Great British Button Challenge competition. All of the entries were great, but Edge Grove School’s button make really stood out!”