Budding young artists enjoyed afternoon tea with the Mayor after taking part in a poster competition.
A total of 21 children were chosen to spend the afternoon in the Mayor’s Parlour in Brighton after their artwork was chosen from more than 100 designs.
Young pupils from all over Brighton were invited to take part in the competition, which was organised by Brighton & Hove City Council. They were asked to design a poster to celebrate different cultures, inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games values of respect, excellence and friendship, courage, determination, inspiration and equality.
More than 100 posters were submitted and judges chose their favourite 21. The top three artists were then named as Hannah Mills from Elm Grove School (aged 9), Naomi Wheeler from Mile Oak School (aged 8) and Luke Mockeridge from St Bernadette’s School (aged 10).
Cllr Geoffrey Bowden, cabinet member for culture, recreation and tourism, said: “The competition generated some excellent designs and I congratulate all the children taking part. This is just one of many local success stories we shall see emerging as the city enjoys celebrating the global experience of the Olympics and Paralympics this summer.”
The poster competition was part of the council’s wider Primary School International Project, which has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark along with funding for activities and celebrations in the run-up to the London 2012 Games.
The project aims to open up international links and support schools in providing the opportunity for young people to learn different languages.