Cranleigh Lions

Glebelands Artists Presented with Peace Poster Awards

Cranleigh Lions at Glebelands School

Glebelands School supported the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Competition once again.

The Cranleigh & District Lions Club sent their Vice President, Brian Walpole & their secretary, Paul Withers to visit Glebelands School, Year 8 Assembly. Their mission was to present certificates and cheques to the 3 winners of their international painting competition. Students have to use art to depict their ideas of peace throughout the world. Every year there is a different theme & last year it was "Vision of Peace".

The Glebelands School Art Master, Mr Malcolm Turley, has been a very enthusiastic supporter of the Lions competition which supports UNICEF, for several years with this competition being in the curriculum for year 8. The winning entry from 180 pupils was painted by Olivia Van den Bergh, with Nadia Dekany in second place & Ella Thornber 3rd.

The Cranleigh Lions presented the 3 winners with cheques for £50, £30 & £20 respectively, and a further cheque for £50 was presented to Mr Malcolm Turley for use by the school Art Department.

Olivia's entry went on to be judged with all the other winning entries from schools throughout Surrey, Sussex & Kent; the Lions' District in which Cranleigh belongs. Within the District Olivia's painting was judged to be 3rd & she was presented with a further award from the Lions District Competition funds & an additional award was also given to Glebelands School Art Department.

The South East District winner went on to be judged with all the other winners from Districts throughout the British Isle & Ireland. The overall national winner received her prize at the Palace of Westminster recently & that painting went on to compete in the World wide competition in New York.

Then the world wide winner, a young lad from India whose painting can be seen at the Lions International website was invited to receive the winning prize at the UN HQ in New York.

Paul Withers told the assembly that next year's theme is to be "Children know peace" & the Lions would like to see a boy end the girls domination of the competition in Glebelands over the last few years.