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Students deserve a medal for designs

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PUPILS at Le Rondin have been trying their hand at designing medals for the 2021 Guernsey Island Games – with help from island archer Lisa Gray and Games stalwart swimmer Tom Hollingsworth.

Le Rondin School pupil Braiden Lewis Dennis, 9, shows off his medal design. (Picture by Peter Frankland, 24742162)

The organising committee for the Games has invited any islander to design the medal they would like to see handed out through its ‘Can you help design a piece of history?’ competition.

Schools are being encouraged to get involved and Games representatives and athletes have travelled around the island visiting as many as possible – with

students at Le Rondin among those taking part.

The winning entry will be awarded with the use of their design on all the medals in the Games, a commemorative set for themselves and the opportunity to present a medal at a ceremony throughout the

week.

‘It is really good to get involved so early,’ said Mr Hollingsworth, ‘We have been going round to all the schools and now there seems to be so much more awareness about the Games – you can see the excitement too. It is also really good because, especially younger kids, have amazing ideas – they think outside the box.’

Ms Gray said: ‘It is really important to involve the children in as much of the Games as possible. They are the future athletes so to get them involved is a really good thing.

‘I’m really impressed with the children’s creativity. It’s great to see all of the different concepts.’

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Some pupils had their designs carefully planned out.

Carlton Lewis, 8, has taken inspiration from the stained glass design outside his classroom but added some extra Guernsey touches.

‘I’ve been drawing Castle Cornet in my design for the medal competition. I think that the competition is really good.’

Braiden Lewis Dennis, 9, had taken an equally local approach: ‘I’ve been drawing the donkey on mine, then around it is each of the sports. It has been really fun doing it and I hope I win.’

Yves LeMarquand

By Yves LeMarquand
News reporter

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