A Sidmouth College student’s design for a ‘peace poster’ has been chosen for entry in the regional stage of an international competition sponsored by Lions Clubs.

Rosie’s poster was judged the winner out of 40 entries by Sidmouth College pupils, and will now go through to the next level of the competition.

Sidmouth Herald: The two runners up

The runners-up were Jimmy (2nd) and Taylor (3rd), with a special mention going to Isla and Oscar for their excellent posters. The president of the Sidmouth Lions Club, Graham Rossiter, visited the college on November 22 with club member Jim Metcalf  to meet head of art Renata Fry and art teacher Bri Chapple-Hyam, and award the students with certificates and prizes.

The Lions International Peace Poster Contest has been running for more than 30 years. The competition is open to young people aged 11 to 13 from schools or youth groups. So far more than four million people from 100 countries worldwide have taken part, taking the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity. They are invited to use a variety of art media to portray their own life experiences, culture and vision of peace in responding to a theme.  This year’s theme was ‘Dare to Dream’.

Judging takes place on local, district, national and international levels.

Mrs Fry said: “We would like to thank the Sidmouth Lions for offering our students the opportunity to demonstrate their amazing creative skills. This is my first term at the college, and I was particularly impressed with the high standard of work, as were the judging panel.

“We value sharing these wonderful opportunities with our students and feel very proud that they have enjoyed creating their posters during break times and independently at home. House points will be awarded to all students who entered the competition; well done to you all!”