Winners of creative First World War-inspired competition announced

Published Friday, 4th January 2019

The winners of two remembrance-themed competitions held at a recent community event have been announced.

The open-event competition and craft session, which recently took place at Community Hub Central on York Road, offered a series of taster activities including creative writing, clay modelling, card poppies and mosaic crafts.

Seven-year-old Lucas with his prize for winning the children's category of the medal design competiton

Lucas (7) with his prize after winning the children's category of the medal design competition

Participants then had the opportunity to enter into two separate competitions – to design a medal, and write a remembrance poem.

Entries for two separate adult and children categories were judged for each competition, with the winners announced as follows:

  • Medal – the winner wishes to remain anonymous.
  • Medal – Lucas Church, aged 7.
  • Poem – Writing group - Frances Grasby, Brenda Regan, Margaret Bousefield and Anthony Hey.
Adult education s emma wilson far left with the group winners of the poetry competition

Adult Education's Emma Wilson (far left) with the winners of the poetry competition (Adult category)

Emma Wilson, Tutor Co-ordinator for Community Development at Hartlepool Adult Education, said: “We were extremely pleased with the response the competitions received. Everyone who took part thoroughly enjoyed the various craft sessions, and their creativity shone through during the medal designing and poem writing competitions.

“There were some very poignant entries and we’d like to commend all participants for their excellent work.

“Congratulations to each of our winners – well deserved.”

Two Adult Education ‘New Year, New You!’ open days are set to take place on Wednesday 9 January from 11am until 12.30pm at Chatham Children’s Centre and Thursday 24 January from 10am until 2pm at Mill House Leisure Centre.

During the events, additional competitions will take place asking entrants to design a Wellbeing Logo for Adult Education to use to promote wellbeing through their service to staff, learners and visitors, with two prize wellbeing hampers up for grabs.