Abbey Park pupil wins peace poster competition

By Amanda Wilkins - 9 November 2023

CommunityEducation

Lions international peace poster competition has named Sienna Jeffery McAllister, a year 8 pupil from Abbey Park School as their local winner.

The competition is sponsored by the Swindon Lions Club. Sienna's poster was among more that 100 entries depicting 'Dare to Dream' submitted at Abbey Park School and more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual contest. 

When describing the inspiration for her poster, Sienna said "There are so many bad things in the world, we need to think about peace, unity, friendship and kindness."

The contest is designed to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere. The poster was selected by a panel of judges for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme: Dare to Dream. 

The judging was held on 3rd November 2023 at Abbey Park school. Swindon Lions Club presented certificates for the 20 best posters with Freya coming second and Shaun coming third. 

Swindon Lions Club's Acting President (Lion John Austin) said "This competition is an opportunity for Swindon to promote peace in a world of conflict. The students learn that the ideas they express actually matter; participating in the peace poster contest can change attitudes about life and the students can gain the confidence needed to become leaders and peacemakers. It is obvious that these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them." 

Sienna's poster will now enter the Lions' district level of competition. 

 

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