RS Components helps pupils make history at Coronation Park

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School children design new entrance signs in special competition to celebrate the Jubilee

RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products including coaxial cables and connectors, has today announced the winners of a competition to design new entrance signs for Corby’s Coronation Park.

The competition, which was open to primary school children in Corby and surrounding villages, required pupils to create season-themed posters. The winning designs will be made into signs for the four entrances to the park in time for the park’s special Jubilee celebrations on 4th June.

Josh Gilbert, a Year 3 pupil from Danesholme Junior School, designed the winning poster for Spring; Christabel Kashir, a year 6 pupil at St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, created a striking Summer design; Adam O’Brien, a Year 4 pupil from Weldon C of E Primary School, drew the winning Autumn scene and fellow Year 3 pupil Charlotte Earl created the judges’ favourite Winter poster.

Brunel Signs will transform the posters ready for their unveiling in June, with the name of the wining pupil and school highlighted on each one.

This is not the first time that RS has given Coronation Park a helping hand. Only last year a team from UK Finance and two of the company’s contractors helped dig trenches and lay electric cabling to the staging area in a bid to get more live acts performing. It was during this project that the RS team noticed a lack of signage and safety posters at the four entrances to the park, resulting in a competition that would touch the local community and those who enjoy one of the largest green spaces in the middle of the town.

Coronation Park was created in 1953 to celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. It is an important public open space that is being refurbished to provide and reinstate facilities that include an Amphitheatre, a Sensory Garden, Rose Arbours, Cafe/Tea Room and a wetland attract insects.

Hours of work have been put into planning the refurbishment project by the Friends of Coronation Park and a number of groups, including RS, who are involved in the regeneration work. Chairman of the Friends' group Cyril Sellars commented: “We want it to be identified once again as Corby people’s park. My aspiration is that it will be a facility that everyone will be proud of and want to use, from families picnicking and people walking dogs to somewhere youngsters can play”.

RS project lead Paul Cutler commented: “The competition was a fabulous opportunity to engage local children in a project that was fun whilst making more people aware that Coronation Park is a beautiful local green space for all. We have been thrilled by the standard of entries and delighted so many have wanted to get involved.”

The four signs will be unveiled during the Coronation Park celebrations on June 4th. For more information log onto

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About RS Components
RS Components and Allied Electronics are the trading brands of Electrocomponents plc, the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products. With operations in 32 countries, we offer more than 550,000 products through the internet, catalogues and at trade counters to over one million customers, shipping more than 46,000 parcels on the same day the orders are received. Our products, sourced from 2,500 leading suppliers, include electronics, automation and control, test and measurement, electrical and mechanical components.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2012 had revenues of £1.27bn.

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