Hurst Green girl wins Olympic poster contest

olympic gold: Eve Gilbert with her winning desin and prizes.
olympic gold: Eve Gilbert with her winning desin and prizes.

AN OLYMPIC poster campaign for the whole of Hyndburn and Ribble Valley has been won by a pupil at St Joseph’s RC Primary School, in Hurst Green.

Eve Gilbert’s striking design was chosen from hundreds of others to win the Hyndburn and Ribble Valley School Sports Partnerships classroom competition.

Every school in the partnership was invited to enter and the standard was extremely high. The children had to design a poster showing the Olympic Values – Friendship, Respect and Excellence – and the Paralympic Values – Determination, Courage, Equality and Inspiration.

Eve’s poster was outstanding and she was presented with her prize, soft toy versions of Olympic mascots Mandeville and Wenlock. The school was also presented with the Team GB mascot “Pride the Lion”

Jane Sheridan, School Games Organiser for the Ribble Valley, explained: “This is an exciting time for youth sports, with the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics on the horizon, and there is a lot for our children and young people to aspire to. This was an excellent opportunity for the children to explore what the Olympic Games means to them.”