A Moneymore Primary School student has scooped third place in a NI-wide poster contest, winning £2,000 pounds and a day at W5 for her school.
Primary four pupil Sarah Fulton from Moneymore took the county prize in the Cancer Focus Fit Factor competition with her poster promoting healthy eating, before going on to take third place overall.
As well as £1,000 worth of vouchers for her school and £1,000 to spend on sports equipment, the eight-year-old’s class also got to visit W5.
School principal Ashley Cunningham said: “We sent a number of posters away and then we got a phone call to say that Cancer Focus was going to come out to the school with an announcement. They came to the P4 class to announce that Sarah was the winner for county Londonderry.”
Sarah, a keen athlete and artist, said she was over the moon to find out her art work was a winner.
“I was really excited and shocked,” she said.
I do football and gymnastics and tennis. I think it is really important, because if you don’t have a healthy lifestyle you might die - Sarah Fulton, Fit Factor poster winner
When asked about the importance of a healthy life, she added: “I do football and gymnastics and tennis. I think it is really important, because if you don’t have a healthy lifestyle you might die.”
“We are exceptionally proud of Sarah and her achievements,” Mrs Cunningham added.
When asked what her classmates thought, Sarah said: “My class was like ‘Oh good Sarah, good Sarah’ and jumping with joy’.”
Joanne Porter, Cancer Prevention Officer with Cancer Focus NI, added: “Sarah did a fantastic job creating this colourful poster.
“It sums up all the important positive healthy lifestyle messages we are trying to convey to children and young people in a fun way.”