World Environment Day Children's Writing Competition- 5 June 2023

2023 Competition WinnerOn World Environment Day, 5 June 2023, 22 of the 127 grades 5 & 6 primary school students from across greater Ballarat  who had participated in BREAZE Inc's Children's Writing Competition attended the awards ceremony at Sebastopol Library. The City of Ballarat Mayor, Cr Hudson, kindly officiated, presenting the 22 students with certificates and book vouchers, awarded by the judges in  acknowledgement of the quality of their entries addressing this year's World Environment Day theme: Solutions to Plastic Pollution.

Our congratulations to all students – especially to the winner of the First Prize for best entry overall, Riley Baker from Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School, seen here receiving his award from the Mayor.
The five school winners were:
Newington PS:  Allira Moran
OLHC:  Riley Baker
Pleasant St:  Maddie Barclay
St Alipius:     Charlotte Kanoa
St Francis Xavier:  Olena Vallance


There is a video of the children's writing on the BREAZE Inc. Facebook page

Special Mention  certificates and prizes - book vouchers - were awarded to another 17 students:2023   Competition all winners
                • Anna Reynolds
                • Imogen Corcoran
Newington PS
                • Pearl Brewer
                • Jimmy Delacy
                • Will Diamond
                • Luke Simensma
Pleasant St
                • Harry Murphy
                • William Vermey
                • Alfie Roberts
St Alipius
                • Mateo Bozzo
                • Clementine Croucher
                • Isla Petrie
St Francis Xavier
                • Emily Hanrahan
                • Annabelle Chalmers
                • Pearl Nicholson
                • Cooper Downes
                • Isa Jones

There is also an article in The Courier about the Children's Writing Competition and the World Environment Day theme.