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Young Vets Art Competition Presentation Evening is A Creative Success

Wed 27th Mar 2019

Last night, we hosted a presentation evening at Forres Sandle Manor School to celebrate the artwork of our incredible Young Vets involved in the WVS International School Linking Project. Here's all you need to know about what happened and who scooped the evening's top awards...

Over the last few months, the students have been working with their teachers on a number of animal welfare-focused activities, sharing their ideas with their partner school. Schools from the UK have been paired with schools in Goa and Tamil Nadu in India to help promote a global understanding of issues faced by animals in parts of the world where WVS works.

Posters showcasing the five fundamental needs all animals require have been made as part of this project, and the best two posters from each school were put forward for the competition.

Sharon Etherington, a New Zealand-based artist and long-term supporter of WVS kindly judged the artwork for us, with a first, second, third and Judges' Choice prize being awarded.

All UK students, their families and teachers were invited to last night's event and it was wonderful to see so many people come together to share this with us. On the night, a public vote also took place for the group's favourite poster, who also won a prize. 

We were excited to congratulate all of the winners, and WVS Patron, the Countess of Shaftesbury, kindly presented the awards.

In third place, we had Shona and Lily's poster, from Hounsdown School in Hampshire, presenting an awesome poster complete with easy to understand icons! 

In second place, we had Molly, also a student at Hounsdown School, with her excellent collage to create a picture of a cat!

Taking the top prize however, was Rebecca from Dumpton School in Dorset, with a super colourful poster to explain the five animal needs!

The Judges' Choice prize was awarded to Niamh from St Margaret's School in Airdrie, Scotland. This poster was chosen for its clever use of the WVS logo, creating the paw prints as zones for each piece of information.

Finally, the night was concluded with the public vote, which had a difficulty picking one so in fact chose two posters: Emily's creation from Dumpton School and Nancy and Esme's poster, from Forres Sandle Manor in Hampshire, as the winners! 

The posters created by children at the Indian schools will be attending a separate presentation evening, led by our sister charity's Director of Education in India, Dr Murugan, where they will receive certificates for their efforts and prizes for the winning posters! 

We'd like to extend our congratulations once again to all involved and we are so grateful to have so many eager local schools involved in this project. Young Vets Club is all about inspiring and educating the future generations and there is plenty more activities like this to come in the future! To see the official photographs from last night's event, please take a look at our Facebook album!

If you would like to sign your child up to our Young Vets Club, membership is just £30 for the year and your young animal lover will receive an awesome pack full of animal goodies to help them learn more about the incredible creatures we share our planet with. What's even better, is that your donation will be helping us continue our lifesaving projects around the world! If you think your local school would be interested in getting involved with our education programme, please contact us on