Burlington Junior School recently took part in the Promenades School Art Competition, which was open to all the local schools. The theme this year was ‘Survival at Sea’ as the nominated charity was the RNLI.
As part of the brief the Promenades were looking for:
- An inspirational mural based on the theme of survival at sea.
- Engaging, colourful and creative design work.
- Promotion of artwork and encouragement for people affiliated with the school to vote for the artwork.
- Engaging social media activity surrounding the campaign.
It was a hotly contested competition and Burlington Junior School came 2nd in votes to Martongate’s artwork. However, Burlington Junior School were picked to receive the RNLI Bridlington Choice Award, not only did they like the painting as a whole but also the thought and research that showed remembrance to Bridlington’s former lifeboats depicted in the waves.
Mr Carl Brown, Promenades Centre Manager and Mr Bob Taylor, Chairman of Fundraising for Bridlington Lifeboats came to Burlington Junior School to present the awards to the pupils who created the painting. As well as the RNLI award and the trophy for achieving 2nd in the competition, Burlington Junior School will also (subject to approval) have their painting displayed in the newly built Bridlington Boathouse along with being the first school to be able to have a tour around the facility.
Mrs Alison Beckett, Headteacher – “We feel very honoured to have received this special award from the RNLI as they are true heroes, saving so many lives every year along our coastline. We look forward to our visit to the Boathouse sometime in the Spring.”