Bexhill student wins National art competition


Isabella Golez, a year 8 pupil at St. Richards School has won the Lions’ UK National Peace Poster competition, whose theme was “Dare to Dream”.

At a special assembly at the school, Isabella received an award for winning the Bexhill round of the competition from Lion President Pam Edwards. She received a certificate, a medal and a £30 voucher. The school also received a cheque.

Pam also presented a Highly Commended certificate and a voucher to Jack Peachment and a certificate and a voucher for £25 to Oliwia Zietal for coming second.

To her surprise the District Governor for the S.E England, Paul Dedman, then announced that her poster had won the District competition as well. He presented her with a certificate and a £50 voucher and a cheque for the school.

Lion President Pam then said that there was more to come! She explained that the competition was a progressive one and that her poster had been judged against the other Districts in the UK. She then announced that Isabella had won that as well. This was greeted by loud and enthusiastic applause by the assembly.

Isabella will be invited to a special Lions’ United Nations Day event at Portcullis House near the House of Lords where she will receive her framed poster and a cheque for £100. Her poster is now in the United States being judged in the International competition.

Competition Organiser, Stella Harris commented “This is really fantastic news for Isabella and the school. We would like to thank Head of Art, Mr Peachment and his staff for their continued support of this competition.

It was started in 1988 to give young people around the world the opportunity to show their artistic abilities and express their views, expectations and hope for peace. This latest win demonstrates the ever growing reputation of Bexhill schools for outstanding creative talent.”

Mr Peachment wrote to Stella and said” What a fabulous morning of celebration. Thank you for much to the Lions for coming and presenting the awards. It was so lovely to see Mr and Mrs Golez beaming with pride, and their shock when they realised Isabella had won the UK competition”.

All the staff in the hall, and our new Principal, had nothing but praise for the whole event. Thank you also for the generous cheques, I will let you know what we spend the money on once we have decided”.