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Schools from the Archdiocese of Liverpool Secondary School Improvement Trust are celebrating after taking part in a Student Media Competition at Liverpool Hope University.
Over 200 students produced a variety of performances reflecting on the theme of ‘Sustainability’ and Pope Francis’ message that ‘We must care for the earth so that it may continue as God willed’.
The Judges commendation in the Poetry category went to Year 7 students Ellie O’Callaghan, Rachel Lunt and Philip Sharpe from Savio Salesian College in Liverpool.
Judges commendations also went to Lucy Fairhurst, Year 13 student at St John Rigby Sixth Form College in Wigan in the ‘Photography’ category; All Saints Catholic High School, Liverpool, in the 'Dance' Category, and Year 8 and 9 students Rebecca Cowan, Bethany Molyneux, Zoe Shearn, Maxwell Richards-Clarke, Chantelle Hibbert and Faith Richardson in the ‘Song’ Category with an original score.
The winner was Yuli Ting, a year 8 student from Christ the King Catholic High School, Southport, who produced a wonderful hour glass image entitled ‘Countdown’. Yuli’s winning entry showed reality on our planet and that, if this carries on, we cannot sustain the Earth for future generations.
Yuli explained that her piece conveys the idea that because of human activities, animals are becoming extinct, the ice on the poles is melting and the temperature rises each year. Yuli’s artwork was inspired by the need to stop people turning away and hiding from the facts, or just give the responsibility to someone else, when God gives us all the responsibility.
Congratulations go to the winner and all those who entered including Maricourt Catholic High School, Liverpool, Broughton Hall Catholic High School, Liverpool, Holy Family Catholic High School, Thornton, Saints Peter and Paul Catholic College, Widnes and St Mary’s Catholic High School, Leyland.
Partnership Director, Paul Greenall, praised the students saying, ‘The quality of performances and artwork was amazing, and the students were all super. It was an inspiring morning, with the students’ powerful message to us all for the future care of our planet expressed through art, song, poetry, dance and photography. The judges praised our students for their creativity, the variety of performance and the effort that they put into their compositions’.