Lions ROAR 2020 is an ideas competition for primary schools created by the Lions that aims to unlock the creative spirit in every child by giving them the time to imagine and develop ideas that could change the world! They could be about absolutely anything as long as it has a positive impact on the planet. Following remote judging by Southwell & District Lions in November, the regional final took place on 9th December, also using Zoom and other digital format formats and Southwell's own Lowes Wong Junior School came first. Well done.
Ian Edwards, Southwell Lions President, said: “Despite all the difficulties faced by schools this year, Southwell Lions were delighted that teachers at Lowes Wong Junior School, led by Lucie Harvey, took up the challenge again this year and encouraged their students to present their ideas. Together with my colleague, Peter Brooker, we had a very difficult task judging the best idea to put forward for the final as there were so many original and inventive proposals, many suberbly illustrated and explained.
Darcey, Daisy-Mae and Eleanor developed their Waste Less App' which helps us understand how much waste we generate and encourages us to use less and help make a world that we can be proud of. Working together with Bluetooth to develop a smart bin that incorporates the app which can scan the QR code on the litter packaging and reveal how environmentally friendly it is, telling us and the companies responsible. The group' Swift Solutions' believe that by changing our habits and reviewing companies we can make a really difference ton the environment and help to Save Our Planet.
“Our congratulations go to all the young people who entered the competition and especially to Darcey, Daisy-Mae and Eleanor, who came 1st!
The competition is for Key Stage 2 students of Primary Schools up to the age of 10/11 as well as pupils at Special Needs Schools up to the age of 11/12.
Darcey, Daisy-Mae and Eleanor with their winning idea!