ARTISTIC children were invited to take part in a competition to help celebrate one of the town's most iconic buildings.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) Gillette marked 60 years of being part of Reading by welcoming dozens of schoolchildren for a tour of the facility.

The children had the chance to win fabulous prizes by designing posters and taking part in interactive workshops during their visit.

Husnu Yilmaz, plant manager said: “For 60 years the P&G Gillette Manufacturing Plant has been proud to call Reading home.

"For multiple generations we have been honoured to support the local community this marks another special day in our site’s history and P&G’s commitment to citizenship and the local community.

"I am thrilled to see that the schools will be spending some of the poster competition prize money on science events and resources."

As part of the anniversary celebrations, four schools were given the chance to win a share of £7,000 to put towards helping children with disabilities.

Pupils from All Saints, Alfred Sutton, Hillside and Thameside Primary School were all given the chance to demonstrate their creativity.