Against competition from six other Torbay secondary schools Combe Pafford School has taken the top prize in two of the three year groups competing in an environmental Poster Competition.
The competition was organised by The Rotary Club of Tormohun and sponsored by the Seal Project. Its object was to produce a campaigning poster to encourage people to reduce their use of single use plastics such as plastic coffee cups, plastic bags, plastic beer mugs which are having a devastating effect on our sea environment and in particular the seals of the South West.
“Our mantra is to Reduce, Refill and Recycle”, says Seal Project’s spokesperson Duncan Kenny. Surajit Sinha of the Rotary Club of Tormohun added “We have been delighted with the incredible response of the students of our local schools who have taken the message with such enthusiasm.” With over a hundred entries the judges job was not an easy one but all four praised the standard of artwork.
At a presentation ceremony at the beautiful Livermead House Hotel, Combe Pafford art teacher Libby Stone was clearly delighted with the school’s success. “ Our students loved this competition. The subject inspired them to produce some outstanding work and it opened their minds to the world’s environmental problems. I am so proud of them”.
Lara Hirst of Torquay Girls’ Grammar School won the Year 7 prize; Liv Avery of Combe Pafford School the Year 8 prize and Amberlea Boyd-Reynolds also of Combe Pafford School that for Year 9.
They will receive a cheque for £100 each from the Rotary Club and tickets have been generously donated for visits to Painton Zoo and/or Dartmoor Zoo.
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