Get Creative, Be Safe!
We’re looking for artistic youngsters across Wales and the South West of England to come up with something creative that warns of the dangers of carbon monoxide (CO) and enter a competition that could see them win top cash prizes for themselves and their school or organisation.
Presenter Rebecca, who is known for her role in Let’s Play, said:
“Gas safety is of paramount importance and through the competition children can share the vital information they learn with their families and loved ones to help keep them safe.
“The competition encourages children to use their creative talents and wonderful imaginations to create something that warns of the dangers carbon monoxide poses and help spread the vitally important safety messages.
“There are some very talented children across the area and with some fantastic prizes up for grabs I would urge them to get involved. I can’t wait to see the entries!”
Rocca Holmes - Caen Community Primary School, Braunton
Commenting on the win, MP for North Devon Peter Heaton-Jones met Rocca as she received her award at a special ceremony at the Houses of Parliament. He said:
“From everyone in my constituency, I want to say well done to Rocca. Her poster is really eye-catching. She has done a great job in highlighting the dangers of carbon monoxide in a simple way. It was great to meet Rocca and her family in Westminster and congratulate her personally on this great achievement.”See Rocca's poster >
Willow Jones-Cadette - St John Lloyd Roman Catholic Primary School, Trowbridge
Teacher at St John Lloyd Roman Catholic Primary School, Mrs Walsh, said:
“Willow’s poster entry was fantastic and we are all very proud of her in winning such an accolade. Going to the House of Commons was a great experience and it was wonderful to celebrate Willow and all the other regional winners."See Willow's poster >
Lewis Moger - Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Allta, Ystrad Mynach
Teacher, Mr Steffan Jones, said of Lewis' win:
“Lewis’ entry was fantastic, and we are all very proud of him in winning such an accolade. Going to the House of Commons was a great experience and it was wonderful to celebrate Lewis and all the other regional winners.”Read Lewis' poem >
Borras Park School
Borras Park Primary School, Wrexham
Commenting on the win, teacher, Mr Dave Roberts said:
“I was really proud of what the children achieved whilst making this film. They learnt about the seriousness that carbon monoxide poses and passed their knowledge on to other year groups.
“We had a fantastic day in London to collect our regional award for Wales but had no idea we had won the overall national award. That was the icing on the cake. The pupils all worked so hard on this project, but more importantly had fun doing it.Watch their film >
Mia Freeman – Caen Primary School, Braunton
Commenting on her win, Mia said: “I loved drawing my poster and I am so happy that I won. Visiting London was really exciting!”
Holly Fairfax, Mia’s mother, said: "We are really proud of Mia. She is a budding artist in the making"See Mia's poster >
Marcos Fernandes – Llanedeyrn Primary School, Cardiff
MP for Cardiff Central, Jo Stevens, met with Marcos to congratulate him on the win and said:
“I’d like to congratulate Marcos on his winning entry. This competition is a great initiative to get children thinking about safety and how to communicate important messages. I’m proud that schools in Cardiff Central took part, giving their pupils an opportunity to learn and be creative.”See Marco's poster >
Here’s Elsie-Mae Dicks, then a pupil at St Augustine of Canterbury Roman Catholic Primary School, proudly displaying her trophy alongside Barry Sheerman MP, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Carbon Monoxide Group, at the prize-giving ceremony in the House of Commons.Read Elsie-Mae's poem >