Local Primary  Schools Roar to success.

Local primary school invited to ROAR to success by SOUTH EAST LIONS The two SE Finals of ROAR 2019, the innovative ideas competition for schools, was held on 5th and 6th December in The Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst.

Competing in the final on 5th December were the primary schools -All Saints and St Richards-Heathfield, Bonners-Maresfield, Framfield, Little Horsted, Nutley and Rocks Park which were sponsored in the competition by Uckfield Lions Club.

ROAR is an ideas competition from the award-winning education company 7billion ideas designed to release the creativity inside every child. ROAR helps with the children’s Personal, Social and Health education-PSHE- and is run throughout the autumn term, for the local Lions Club who sponsors each school. During this time the children worked in teams of three, coming up with ideas they believe could change the world for the better and creating models, posters and jingles to promote their idea. In each school a local final was held with the team with the winning idea going forward to be presented at the SE Final in the Millennium Seed bank hosted by the Wakehurst Learning and Programmes Centre. The final was sponsored by South East Business Systems. Simon Stuckey their MD said, ‘We believe using one’s imagination is vital in business and the Lions ROAR competition encourages children to do just that in such an exciting way.’

There were 6 prizes on each day and the overall winners will have their world -changing idea created into a book, which will be available on Amazon early next year. On 5th December the winning school was Stone Cross Primary School sponsored by Eastbourne Lions. Their idea involved making lightweight temporary homes for migrants and the homeless from recyclable waste materials. The Best Poster Award was won by Nutley School, the Best Model was won by Rocks Park School and the overall second prize went to Framfield School which also won the Best Stall Prize. On 6th September the winners were Surrey Hills Primary School sponsored by Cranleigh Lions. This school created an APP which aided communication with deaf people by translating the spoken word to sign language and vice versa.

The Lions ROAR education programme involved 63 schools nationally engaging an estimated 10,000