The CBeebies Star and Pritt Stick mascot made a special appearance at Sacred Heart RC Primary School for a fun crafting session with pupils

Move over Constable and Turner – London has some brand new artists in the making!

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School in Battersea was full of budding artists on Friday as pupils were treated to a visit from Mr Pritt and celebrity presenter Mister Maker, for a lively arts and crafts session to make funny Pompom Bugs.

The Battersea school is the final of only three schools to win an exclusive crafting day as part of an exciting competition run by the top selling glue brand, Pritt. Evenlode Primary School in Penarth, Wales, and Carrabane National School, Ireland, have been the two other winners of this exciting prize.

Mister Pritt and Mister Maker hosted the activity session with Year 1s and Year 2s who all produced colourful Pompom bugs using pipe cleaners, googly eyes…and of course, Pritt Sticks.

Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School Teacher Eva Rubio commented: “The children have had a wonderful day with Mr Pritt and Mister Maker – they have been looking forward to it very much ever since we heard we won. Hands-on crafting like this is really important for curious young minds, and today has provided our Year 1s and Year 2s with a brilliant opportunity to get creative with their crafting hero.”

CBeebies star Mister Maker added: “It’s important for all children to be able to express their creativity at a young age as it helps so much with their confidence which aids and supports them their whole lives. We hope the children enjoyed making these crazy bugs – they’re a favourite make of mine! The sense of achievement which mini-makers feel from creating their own artwork is really important, and it’s been great to see this at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic School today.”

The pupils were photographed with Mr Pritt and Mister Maker, and each child was also given a Pritt goody bag to take away meaning that they can continue their crafty skills at home.

Pritt Stick is the best-selling glue brand in the UK.  Made from 90% natural ingredients, Henkel-owned Pritt is working to engage children with arts and crafts across the UK. The competition was seeded to all primary schools in the UK and Ireland which will have received an information leaflet to enter the competition to win an arts and crafts session with Mr Pritt and Mister Maker. Please note, the competition is now closed for this year.

Henkel Marketing Director Philippe Guegan commented: “Pritt is proud to support teachers and parents every day with the crafting activities they do with children, and we’re pleased that this third day has been such a pleasure for both staff and pupils. Crafting goes beyond just having fun - it is about developing creativity, self-confidence, artistic skills, and creating something of your very own.”

“At Pritt we will always offer children unique glues that combine unrivalled quality as well as 90% natural ingredients. I would also like to thank all parents and teachers for their loyalty to Pritt and their constant efforts to educate children though crafting activities.”

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Mr Pritt is the mascot for the Pritt brand, which is owned by the company Henkel. The Pritt brand is known globally for its many gluing, crafting and correction products, including Pritt Stick.

The solvent-free Pritt Stick celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2014. It is an environmental and economic success: more than one billion have been sold worldwide. Henkel places particularly high priority on its ecological compatibility and product safety, especially as it is often used by children. The Pritt Stick is solvent-free, PVC-free and certified to comply with stringent EU child safety legislation.

Mister Maker is a very popular CBeebies television personality who hosts his own show which focuses on arts and crafts for young children. Produced by Zodiak Kids Studios, the show is already a global phenomenon with a dedicated following of international mini-makers. Devised to inspire children to have a go at making things, Mister Maker proves that anyone can be creative by demonstrating how easy and satisfying it is to make things.  With the aid of funny, oversized props; a combination of live action graphics and unique techniques, Mister Maker transforms everyday objects in to art.  

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