The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the lives of millions across the globe. The effects of the crisis have been felt deeply, especially by our children. TRAC2 were determined to find a way to engage with the children in our communities through seasonal competitions.
Halloween Creative competition
We held a TRAC (BOO)S Halloween Creative Competition in October. The competition was open to all the children in the community to create an original Halloween-themed story, newspaper article, or comic strip.
The winners received a prizexof £25 pounds for first place, £15 pounds for second place, and £10 pounds for third place.
During the competition, TRAC2 distributed approximately 100 design packs free of charge with a consent form for photographs to be shared on social media.
After receiving all of the completed work, the winners were selected by Lord Hanbury who was awed by the children’s creativity.
Easter colouring competition
In the spring we held a colouring competition with every child receiving an Easter egg and the winners receiving an Easter themed hamper. TRAC2 provided free colouring packs that included multiple Easter themed designs and colouring pencils. The judge, local business owner, Sean Mayo of Mayo’s Fish and Chip Shop Trevethin, also awarded every child who entered with a free meal and drink.
Design and build your own fairy or dinosaur garden
In the summer we held a design and build your own fairy or dinosaur garden using recycled materials found around their house. TRAC2 provided each child with a pack that included the base, beads, artificial plants, and a step-by-step guide to help them along the way. The entries were amazing and again our local judge, Sean Mayo found it difficult to pick the winners. He again provided each child that entered with a free meal and drink from his Fish and Chip Shop.