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Vale Fairtrade competition winners announced

 

A pupil from St Helen’s RC Primary School in Barry boy has won the junior section of this year’s Vale Fairtrade competition.

Giacomo Fulgoni, 10, from St Helen’s RC Primary School in Barry, came top out of the Vale’s five to 11-year-olds for his piece ‘The World Through My Eyes.’ Brodie Cazarez from Jenner Park Primary School in Barry was a runner-up in the section with a piece of art.

In the senior section for 11-18-year-olds, Cowbridge Comprehensive’s Beatrice Utley won the section with an acrylic painting showing how a world in darkness could be unlocked by Fairtrade.

Penarth’s St Cyres Comprehensive School pupils Amelia Hurley and Olivia Janda came runners-up with their digital artwork.

Shanice Sainty won the young adult’s competition (up to 25-years-old) with a piece of artwork.

The competition was focused on the subject ‘Choose the World you Want’ and invited children and young people across the Vale to submit a piece of work – whether written, art or video – as part of Fairtrade Fortnight.

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Entries were judged by Phil Gauchi, organiser of the Creative Community Libraries Art Club in the Vale of Glamorgan Library Service, and the Reverend Carole Challis, superintendent minister of the Vale of Glamorgan circuit of the Methodist Church.

Mr Gauci thanked everyone for taking part and said: “The effort and enthusiasm on show was a joy to behold and judge.”

Reverend Challis said the winners were all “well thought out pieces of work which demonstrate understanding and a desire for a better world.”

Fairtrade Wales and Fairtrade groups across the Vale sponsored the competition, with prizes being given to the individual winners and their schools.

Fairtrade Barry chairman, Cllr Ian Johnson, congratulated the winners and thanked all for their participation. He said: “As a result of the pandemic, this has been a very different Fairtrade Fortnight to normal, but I would like to thank all of the young people who took part in our competition for setting out the world they want, and to thank our judges for their hard work in choosing winners from the high quality entries that we received.”

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