Winners of the Purple4Polio Art Award

Announcing the winners of the art competition open to primary and secondary schools in Rotary in the Thames Valley District

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Thank you to all those schools and students who took part in the Purple Art Competition run by the Rotary Club of Woodstock and Kidlington in the Spring. We received 50 entries from 5 primary schools in the Woodstock and Kidlington area and the members of the judging panel, led by our District Governor Joy Arnott, were delighted with the artwork, the original ideas and the obvious effort that schools and students had put into their entries.

All the schools had already been visited by members of the Rotary Club of Woodstock and Kidlington, and students had learnt about polio, how it affects children in just a few countries in the world and how Rotary is one of the leading organisations in the eradication of the disease. Many of the schools also participated in the crocus corm planting, when Rotary clubs and many friends and partner groups across the Thames Valley planted 340,000 crocus corms in October and November 2016 and saw them bloom in February and March 2017.

We announced the winners and the highly commended entries in June and presented prizes in early July in school assemblies.

The winners were:

1st - Florence Horobin, age 6, from West Kidlington Primary School “End Polio Now”
2nd – Martha Lockey, age 7, from Bladon C of E Primary School with “Pac-Man Beats Polio”
3rd – Nina Sytniewska, age 8, from Woodstock C of E Primary School with “Layers of Purple”

And the highly commended entries were from
Millicent Nicolle, age 5, Dr South’s C of E Primary School, Islip
Lilee Camp & Emily Pike, age 9, Brookside Primary School
Emily Leedham, age 8, Bladon C of E Primary School
Eva Kalu, age 8, Bladon C of E Primary School
Bo Carrington, age 7, Woodstock C of E Primary School
Merle Robertson, age 7, Woodstock C of Primary School

Thank you to the members of the Rotary Club of Woodstock and Kidlington for organising the competition and encouraging so many people to get involved and to share the End Polio Now message.

6Sep17


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