Give Sacrewell farm’s new mascot a name

Mia Barham with her mascot design EMN-150420-124345001
Mia Barham with her mascot design EMN-150420-124345001

Visitors to Sacrewell during the May half-term are being asked to come up with a name for its new colourful mascot.

The farm and heritage centre, near Wansford, will be holding a week of wildlife themed activities between May 23 and 31, including pond dipping, tractor rides and the relaunch of its wildlife trail.

Visitors will be asked to come up with a suitable name for its peacock mascot, which was designed by Sacrewell member Mia Barham, seven, from Market Deeping.

Sacrewell Marketing executive Megan Allen said: “We ran a competition last year to design our new mascot and Mia won with her beautiful peacock. The design has been professionally developed and we’re now looking to name him so that we can incorporate him into our learning and interpretation for children.”

Mia will visit Sacrewell over half-term to officially launch the new mascot and to be the first to receive the new peacock souvenirs, based on her design.

“It has been a long process, from design to the finished product and we can’t wait for Mia to see her design,” Megan added.

A box will be put in reception for people to submit their name suggestions, and the winner will be chosen by staff.

Megan said: “Mia chose the peacock as our new mascot because of its bright colours, so we need an equally brilliant name.

“Peacocks are very proud creatures, so an ordinary name won’t do. As we have six peacocks here to inspire them, we’re hoping our visitors will come up with some really creative ideas, to help our new mascot to show his true colours.”