A STRETFORD dental practice gave talented young patients a chance to showcase their talents when it ran a colouring competition.

Poppies Dental Care had three age categories in its competition - up to three-years-old, four to six and seven to 11.

It recently presented the winners with their prizes. Each child received a separate gift, colouring items and dental products.

Practice manager Yvonne Lilley said: "They all enjoyed colouring in their entries and posting them in our entry box in reception. It added extra fun to their visit to the dentist."

They are, left to right, Damian Adamiuk, aged six,  Mark Landa, aged eight,  Oliver Field, aged three,  Thomas Reynolds, aged six,  Husna Khalid, aged seven,  Helen Howarth, aged nine, and (stood at the front) Nicola Finn, five.