A presentation took place at Park View School, Chester le Street on Wednesday 25 May, when North Lodge Parish Council Chairman, Dennis Hall, presented students with a prestigious Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Badge…..
Over 250 students were in attendance to hear Councillor Hall speak about the importance of the Platinum Jubilee and its significance to local communities…He spoke also about the role of Parish Councils and the work that they do in Parish areas…
Councillor Hall said,’ At the heart of all of this Celebration, is the opportunity to commemorate the life of a monarch who represents certain values: commitment to public service, and the importance of doing things to support people where we live in our community’
Councillor Hall went on to say that’ My Council and your School share the same commitment to community values, so it is right today that we both support the Platinum Jubilee with the presentation of a commemorative badge……’
School Head, Mrs Pam Hall, said that she was thrilled that the Council had supported the School with the badges, and explained that these badges will prove memorable for the students, who will all receive one as part of the Council’s Jubilee initiatives…
On Monday 16th May 2022 a presentation took place at Park View School, Lombard Drive, Chester-Le-Street, when the awards were presented for the Park View School/North Lodge Parish Council Community Arts Platinum Jubilee Awards
The Arts Awards encourages school children to submit artworks on a community theme and the winners’ artwork will be publicly displayed across the Parish.
School children were invited to develop their artistic skills by preparing a piece of art on a civic or Platinum Jubilee theme.
The Awards are supported by North Lodge Parish Council. Council Chairman, Dennis Hall, said that the judges had been given a ‘tough task’ because so many of the submissions from the children at the School were quite exceptional.
“Indeed, for this reason”, he said, “the judges felt that, in addition to the three award winners, the eight paintings that were categorised as ‘commendable’ were considered so good that they also deserved an award”
Councillor Hall thanked the Head of Art, Elaine Wright, for all her arduous work over recent months in delivering the scheme, and also thanked Head of School, Andrew Finley, and the Deputy, Pam Hall, for their tremendous support for the Arts Awards, which are planned to run for a further two years.
Thanks also went to Councillors Margaret Caygill, Patrick Driscoll and John Waugh for representing North Lodge Parish Council on the judges panel in what proved to be a most difficult and challenging task.
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