At the start of the month, we asked the pupils of Queen’s Park Primary school to help design our new charity t-shirts. All the pupils from Year 2 to Year 6 took part to construct a Little Lives UK t-shirt for our volunteers, a thank you t-shirt for our donors, along with a banner that would be used at events organised by the charity.
Over the last couple of weeks, the team at Little Lives UK have thoroughly enjoyed looking over all their wonderful designs.
We were extremely impressed with all of the children’s efforts and were particularly delighted to see how creative they had been, really utilising their imagination to help our charity.
The competition was not solely set up to design our new t-shirts, our aim was to encourage the children of Queen’s Park to be creative and for them to enjoy taking part in a fun challenge given the difficult times we are facing.
Eulina Clairmont, teacher at Queen’s Park Primary school, mentioned how much the children enjoyed taking part in this competition, “they were very creative and enjoyed expressing themselves, they have all been asking about the winners ever since the pictures were handed in”.
Typically, with any competition, there could only be one winner for each category. For the Year 2’s who were tasked with designing a banner for the charity, we were pleased to announce Aidan as our winner. The team was very impressed with the positive message about Little Lives UK that Aiden expressed through his drawing.
The t-shirt for donors was won by Maria, from Year 4A. Maria smartly applied the colours of the charity into her design. We were also thrilled to see her take inspiration from campaigns we organised in the past incorporating this into her drawing.
The winner of the design for our volunteers was Pearl from Year 6. Pearl’s effort amazed the team with her imagination and use of colours. Additionally, Pearl featured messages of “we support”, “we help” and “we listen”, which hugely captivated the team.
There were many amazing designs that could easily have won, with the standard of drawing and inventiveness really impressing our team. Eulina said, “it’s amazing what you can do if you give them space and opportunity. We are a well-being school, so the children really wanted to illustrate things such as kindness, appreciation and gratitude”.
These three winners all deservedly win an iPad from the Little Lives UK charity, which we hope they will enjoy using and help them with their education. Eulina stated that the iPads will be put into good use by the winners, “from using classroom tools such as DOJO, filmmaking and to help them with their research”. Eulina added that these items will be particularly crucial given the uncertainty around education currently, “schools now have to use digital tools to engage our students. Having these iPad prizes from Little Lives UK gives our students the access to develop those digital skills, to take part in socially distanced learning lessons, and also helps psychologically as they are now not excluded from the digital world”.