BEXHILL LIONS’ PEACE POSTER

Bexhill Lions’ Peace Poster winner meets local MP in Parliament

Luigi Salas a 12 year student at St. Richard’s Catholic College visited the Houses of Parliament with his family and members of Bexhill Lions Club to celebrate United Nations Day. Luigi had won the National round of thePeace Poster competition and attended the celebration in a packed committee room in the Houses of Parliament. Prior to this he met Bexhill MP Mr. Greg Barker who discussed the thinking behind the poster and congratulated him on his success.

In 1945, Melvin Jones, the founder of the Lions Organisation, together with two other members were invited to help draft the outline constitution of a new International Organisation which we know today as the United Nations. This was the start of the relationship and today Lions International is the only Service Organisation to be affiliated to the UN. This is celebrated with the worldwide Peace Poster competition. Luigi’s poster will now entered into the International final.

In a confident speech, after receiving his award from a Past International Director from Iceland, he thanked his family and school and in particular his art teacher Mr. Chris Halligan for their support. He received a certificate and vouchers and the school will also receive a donation. A very proud and memorable day for a talented Bexhill schoolboy and his family.

This is an annual competition which is open to schools & pupils of all ages which has recently had an addition of the Junior Peace Poster.

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