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Artistic nine-year-old wins Metro’s 25th anniversary design competition.

West Midlands Metro would like to congratulate Pargunn Kaur Birring who attends Wattville Primary School in Birmingham, who  scooped the top prize in our design competition as part of our 25th anniversary celebrations.

In the run-up to the landmark birthday, children from across the region were asked to come up with a design for an emblem to help mark the occasion, with 9-year-old Pargunn’s design chosen as the overall winner.

With well over 200 entries, the design competition has proved a huge success, and judges from the Metro leadership team had an almost impossible task of choosing the winning entry.

Sophie Allison, Metro’s Managing Director, explained “The quality of the submissions was fantastic, and they reflected the artistic talent to be found across the region. But, in the end, there could only be one winner and I am delighted to be welcoming Pargunn to our Wednesbury depot over the next few weeks.”

Pargunn and her classmates will be treated to a guided tour of the depot, with the school also receiving a cheque for £500. Meanwhile, her winning design will be displayed on the side of a tram and Metro merchandise as the network marks its historic anniversary on May 30.

“A quarter of a century since trams returned to Birmingham and Wolverhampton, they are as popular as ever, and we would like to thank everyone who showed their support by entering the competition.” Sophie added.

Congratulations Pargunn and Wattville Primary School!  

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