More than 100 children from the East Cambridgeshire take part in a poster competition, held by Ely Refugee Resettlement Campaign.
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More than 100 children from the East Cambridgeshire region took part in a poster competition, held by Ely Refugee Resettlement Campaign.
The theme of the competition was ‘Home / Refuge’, and the children were invited to reflect on what a safe home meant to them, and how it would feel to be a refugee with nowhere safe to live.
The winners were given their prizes at a ceremony at Ely Library. There were 13 winners, across Key Stages 1, 2, and 3.
Prizes and certificates were presented by Dr Dee McCormack, the chair of the judging panel. The other judges were the Mayor of Ely, Ian Lindsay, and local artist Ricki Outis.
Winners received a variety of items, which were kindly donated by businesses in Ely (Burrows Bookshop, City Cycle Centre, Ely Fudge Company, Razamatazz Magic Emporium, Tindalls, Toppings, WH Smith and Wilko).
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The winners were as follows:
Key Stage 1:
- 1 Crews tackle huge Fens blaze
- 2 Fundraiser for mum with terminal cancer to 'have a good Christmas with her family'
- 3 Crash driver flees leaving female passenger injured
- 4 Our archives reveal the 'crackpot' idea to re-open disused rail lines
- 5 Of all the places in all the city to park an uninsured 4x4
- 6 ‘I’m Lovin It’ burglars caught by McDonald's trip
- 7 22 arrests, drugs, cash and weapons seized in county lines crackdown
- 8 Heroin dealer kept machete at home
- 9 HGV crashes into car damaged in earlier incident
- 10 Sat nav 'takes one for the team' in bridge crash
Winner: Amelia Gipp
Runner-up: Arlo Thurston
Commended: Klara Wagner
Commended: Felicity Evans
Commended: James Stead
Key Stage 2:
Winner: Lily Clanfield
Runner-up: Georgia Holgate
Commended: William Bevan
Commended: Eloise Holgate
Key Stage 3:
Winner: Orla Harrison
Runner-up: Ryan Pietras
Highly commended: Ellen Olley
Commended: Anna Braybrooke
Dr McCormack said: “There were so many wonderful posters, that choosing the winners was a real challenge. The children had clearly put in a great deal of thought and effort, and their messages were full of compassion. Everyone who took part should be very proud.”
As part of a series of events organised by the Ely Refugee Resettlement Campaign (ERRC) to mark Refugee Week, the posters are being exhibited. They have been shown at Ely Library, and at a Refugee Week meeting displayed at the Old Fire Engine House Gallery.
A gallery of all the entries can also be seen on ERRC’s website and Facebook page.
ERRC would like to thank everyone who was involved in the poster competition: the schools, childminders and parents, the shops that gave prizes, Ely Library and the Old Fire Engine House, and especially the kind and compassionate children who took part.
For more information about the event or to register your interest and support, please visit ERRC’s website (http://bit.ly/21ghmqb), or email email@example.com.