Blue Reef holds contest for schools

AN attraction has launched a new competition for schools.

Aimed at children, the contest by Blue Reef Aquarium is part of a campaign to help preserve and protect the country’s coastal environments.

The youngsters will be invited to design a poster based around the Save Our Seas theme.

Blue Reef’s Chris Ireland said: “We have been so impressed by some of the artwork produced by children visiting the aquarium we wanted to see how the region’s artistic youngsters dealt with a more environmental theme.

“We want them to design an A3 size poster supporting a campaign to help protect our coastal areas. We don’t want to limit the kind of entries we get so the poster can take virtually any form. It can be a poem, a short story, a painting, drawing, collage or anything. The only real constraint is that it has to fit on to an A3 size sheet.”

The competition will be divided into two age categories, under seven and seven to 11. The winning entries in both categories will win a free school visit for a class of up to 30 children (excluding transport).

Shortlisted entries will be displayed around the aquarium and the winners will be chosen by public vote. The closing date is Saturday, March 31. Winners will be announced on Friday, April 27.