Top prize for poster girl Beatrice

Beatrice Bunday, an 11 year old student at AKS, with her winning entry in the LSA Lions Peace Poster competition
Beatrice Bunday, an 11 year old student at AKS, with her winning entry in the LSA Lions Peace Poster competition

Beatrice Bunday, an 11-year-old pupil of AKS, is in contention for a major international art prize after being named a local winner.

The Year Seven student’s entry earned the £50 first prize in a Peace Posters contest organised by Lytham St Annes Lions Club as part of an international Lions competition.

More than 100 youngsters from AKS, St Annes College Grammar School and Heyhouses Primary School submitted designs for their vision of peace for the competition which offers an overall prize of thousands of dollars and a trip to the United Nations headquarters in New York.

Beatrice, who also wins £200 for her school to be spent in the art department, now goes on to a regional competition and if she is successful in that and a national Lions contest, she could end up at the finals at the United Nations building in New York on Peace Day next March.

Second prize of £40 went to Alice Plenderleith of St Annes College, while third-placed Madeleine Haslem of AKS won £30, while other finalists were, Poppy Bridge ofHeyhouses, Florence Bunday of AKS, Isabelle Collings of Heyhouses, Emily Goldup of St Annes College, Amy Hall, Stephanie Holgate, both Heyhouses, Joseph Kehoe of St Annes College, Maurice Noblett of AKS and Adam Washington of St Annes College. 
They win £15 each for their posters.