Competition Organiser, Stella Harris announced that pupils at local Primary schools have been recognised for their artistic talent in the latest Junior Schools  Peace Poster Competition. This aims is to encourage young people to think about what peace means to them and to express that feeling as a piece of art.

She said “This year the theme was “What is Peace” and the standard was very high. Club members selected a winner for each school and then an overall Bexhill winner. This poster then competed against other schools from across S.E. England.”

Little Common Primary School’s Headteacher, Mrs Appelby, welcomed Bexhill Lions, District Governor Rizvi Rawoof and Competition Officer Baldev Bahra to a special assembly for the awards presentation.

She gave an illustrated talk on what Lions do in the local community as well as the background to the Junior Peace Poster competition and its importance for children to discuss what peace means to them.

Lion Richard Winrow told the pupils that the Club was delighted to return to the school to present awards. He thanked those who took part in the competition for their efforts and invited all the shortlisted entrants to come forward to be recognised.

He then announced the School winner was Adalai Hoy. Supported by Lion Stella he presented her with avoucher for art materials, a certificate and medal. Headteacher Mrs Appleby received a trophy and a cheque for art resources for the school.

Richard then explained that the school’s winning entry had been entered into the Lions’ S.E. England competition and that Adalai had won that as well. This news was received with enthusiastic applause. He then handed over to DG Rizvi Rawoof who commended the winner and presented her with a District winner’s certificate and a voucher. Baldev then thanked the school for their support and announced that the school would also receive £100 from District.

In accepting the awards, Mrs Appleby said the funds would be used for special art materials to help develop the skills of the children. She went on to mention their association with the Lions over many years and of the support they give to the school. She added that the children really enjoy taking part in the competition and as a school, are so pleased to be working with Bexhill Lions Club.

The winners from other schools were; Dexter Bachellier from St Mary Magdalene,

All Saints’ Heidi Heffenden and Lily Wilcox from Glenleigh Park.

Stella commented “We would like to thank the hundreds of children who took part for all their efforts and are also extremely grateful for the support of the schools and especially from the staff involved. The standard of entries continues to be really high and demonstrates the growing reputation of Bexhill for outstanding artistic talent at our Primary schools.”

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