18 May 2022

Pupil to represent town in international poster competition

A pupil from Hornsea School and Language College has been selected to represent the town in the annual Lions International Peace Poster competition.

Last year, more than 200 pupils from the school took part in the contest, which is an annual painting competition that incorporates a different theme each year, often related to world peace.

The international competition encourages children from all over the world to produce a poster to encourage their local communities to think about the importance of world peace, tolerance, and international understanding – and to pass it on.

The Lions are a worldwide service boasting more than 1.4 million members at more than 46,000 clubs, who are dedicated to helping those in need. The Lions Club International District 105N (North East England and Scotland) branch currently has more than 80 clubs in its area and they all share the same goal of helping the community anyway they can. The members are usually everyday people with a passion to volunteer and fundraise for local causes.

From the 200 submissions from Hornsea pupils aged between 11 and 12, Layla White was selected as the candidate to represent the town in the district finals, which she won. Her entry will now be considered by Lions International, with the possibility of a $4,000 award and a trip to the USA to collect it. Mel Watson, of Hornsea District Lions, said: “This was a fantastic achievement and a first for Hornsea, as there are 86 clubs in the district, which stretches from here to the north of Scotland.” “

For her winning submission, Layla was presented with a trophy, selection of art materials and her own painting, nicely framed, by the Hornsea Lions. Unfortunately, due to Covid, Lion President Pauline Spensley was not available to make the presentation.”