LIONS member Connie Weymer with Pottsville Public School student Connor Skimmings.
LIONS member Connie Weymer with Pottsville Public School student Connor Skimmings.

Children share vision of peace

TWO Tweed public school children and their posters are ready to take on the world.

Bogangar Public School student Jacinta Greenup and Connor Skimmings of Pottsville Public School have entered their visions of peace into the Lions International Peace Poster competition this week.

The contest encouraged young people worldwide to artistically express their interpretation of peace.

Cabarita Beach Pottsville Beach Lions Club president Karen Cranwell said she was impressed by the expression and creativity of the students.

“It is obvious these young people have strong ideas about what peace means to them,” Ms Cranwell said.

The theme for this year’s poster was the Power of Peace.

“Both of our young winners have strong feelings on the subject,” Ms Cranwell said.

“Peace is a world without conflict. It is about understanding, sharing, not worrying about colour, country or if you are a boy or a girl."

The initial judging was held earlier this month by former Tweed River Art Gallery director Gary Corbett.

Both posters will go before another judge for the district round.

Jacinta and Connor will be honoured along with other students for their participation in a presentation on December 8.



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