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Winners of Belco’s kite safety poster competition announced

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Overall winner: Lyric Davis-Marshall’s poster wowed the judges (Photograph supplied)

More than 100 primary school pupils entered the annual Belco kite safety poster campaign this year.

Lyric Davis-Marshall, a P1 student at East End Primary School, has been named overall winner with a colourful creation advising kite flyers how to fly their kites safely. Lyric received a $500 toy voucher and a $500 Belco voucher.

The best kite safety message poster was awarded to P1 student Cait Kirwan, from Somersfield Academy, who received a $250 toy voucher as her prize.

Getting the message across: Cait Kirwan’s winning poster (Photograph supplied)

The winner of the most beautiful poster category was six-year-old P2 student Messiah Baker, from West End Primary School, who also received a $250 toy voucher.

Beautiful: Messiah Baker’s winning effort (Photograph supplied)

Krista Barnes, Belco’s director of communications and sustainability, said: “This is our 33rd year of the Belco kite safety campaign and poster competition and it was wonderful to receive more than 100 fantastic posters from students across the island.

“Kite safety is very important during the annual Good Friday holiday and by participating in the competition students learn the important lessons on kite safety while having fun creating a piece of artwork.

“This year’s creative and colourful posters are on display on our Facebook page and bring great joy to our followers. On behalf of the staff at Belco, congratulations to the winners.”

Before the Covid pandemic, the annual kite safety poster competition was accompanied by a visit to classrooms by Belco staff and the company’s mascot, Belco Bird, to highlight kite safety. Since the onset of the pandemic, the competition is accompanied by a virtual presentation instead.

Posters are on display on Belco’s Facebook page here.

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Published June 03, 2022 at 7:48 am (Updated June 03, 2022 at 7:48 am)

Winners of Belco’s kite safety poster competition announced

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