THREE creative youngsters from a Prestwich primary school are set to see their art work take a unique journey.

Kayla Blaine, aged 11, Archie Dickson, aged 10 and Lara Goodwin, aged 12, from Heaton Park Primary School; will have their creations featured on the side of a 31ft logistics lorry after winning the Transform My Truck competition.

The trio topped hundreds of entries from around the region submitted for the challenge ­— which called on pupils to unleash their inner artist and draw different modes of transport used to send things from one place to another.

Kayla's design, featuring a forklift truck, aeroplane and lorry, was chosen as the overall winner and will now be transferred onto the side of a Transport Training Academy Truck.

Archie and Lara's designs will feature on the rear doors.

The pupils also landed Amazon vouchers and a £1,000 grant for their school by claiming first, second and third places.

Laura Hestford, Year 3 teacher at Heaton Park Primary School, said: “We’re so proud of Kayla, Archie and Lara – making the shortlist was an achievement in itself but to scoop all three places with the judges is outstanding. We can’t wait to see their artwork printed on the truck.”

The Transform My Truck competition was launched earlier this year by the Atherton-based Transport Training Academy, in a campaign to attract more young people into the logistics industry.

The redesigned truck, which will also feature three other winning designs, will be unveiled at the Transport Training Academy on November 12.

David Coupe, managing director of Transport Training Academy, said: “Obviously there’s a lot of artistic talent in Prestwich – our judges were presented with a shortlist of 20 designs from all the schools who entered, and they definitely had a tough job on their hands.

“Kayla, Archie and Lara have captured the essence of the industry brilliantly, with everything from rockets to boats featured in their designs. We’re really looking forward to showing them the finished truck in November.

“We hope that educating young people about the wide variety of career opportunities in logistics will encourage them to look into the sector and ultimately provide a boost to the UK economy.”