22 May 2024

Lions reward young competition winners

by Rebecca Hannant

Pupils from two Hornsea schools have been awarded competition prizes by the Hornsea Lions.

The first competition saw the winners of the Lions International Peace Poster competition announced. The competition is an annual event supported by the Lions and is open to children aged 11 and 12. This year, more than 100 entries were received from Hornsea School and Language College.

The winner selected for the Hornsea and District entry was Anna Appleton. In second place was Abigail Moore and third was Ruby Loveridge. They each received a certificate and a monetary award from the club.

A representative of Hornsea Lions said: “Thanks to the support of Jenny Egan, who is the head of the art department at HSLC, we have always had excellent participation from students.”

The second competition was the Lions Roar, which is part of the national Lions 8 Billion Ideas scheme. This year, Hornsea Community Primary School was chosen to represent the club.

For the competition, teams of three or four children were tasked to get together to come up with an idea of something that could help combat climate change, keep Britain tidy as well as other environmental solutions.

The spokesman added: “The response from the pupils was amazing, with some really good ideas.

“They were required to make a model and give a presentation of how it worked. We selected a winner. The project was videoed and submitted into the national competition which was available to watch on Zoom. Unfortunately, our entry did not win, but they are all to be congratulated for a tremendous effort.”

As a thank you, the winning team each received a certificate and a gift voucher for £25, and all 93 participants were given a selection box of chocolates at a presentation in the school which was attended by parents.