LASPARK rewards winners of tree planting 2021 art competition

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    The Lagos State Parks and Gardens Agency (LASPARK) has delivered on its promise to reward the winners of the Y2021 Lagos State “Tree Planting Day Online Art Competition,” which was held for young children aged between four to twelve.

    Mrs Adetoun Popoola, the General Manager of LASPARK, who gave the various awards to the winners at a brief presentation ceremony held at LASPARK’s office in Ikeja, congratulated the winners while applauding the efforts of all the young children who took part in the event. She reminded them to be on their best behaviour at all times and to continue to portray their schools in a positive light.

    In her words: “In the weeks preceding the Year 2021 Lagos State Tree Planting Day, held on July 14, 2021, we asked children between the ages of four to 12 years old to produce a piece of art (Painting, Drawing, Collage etc) based on the theme of the Tree Planting Day – Restore and Recover”.

    “The competition created an avenue for these young lads to showcase their talents. We believe the contest was fun, educative and challenging but sadly, many of the participants did not follow the rules as stated”, she said.

    The General Manager revealed that 56 entries were received, with winners selected after a rigorous examination and consideration process.

    Sumayyah Oyinkansola Olowu (12 years old), Adetola Oluwaseun Adegbite (Seven years old), and Isreal Oloniliyi (Four years) were the winners of the first, second, and third places, respectively.

    According to her, other consolation prize winners include Chinwen Peace Ogboh (Nine years old), Iteoluwakishi Mary Ogunyemi (Eight years old), Oluwatofunmi Akinyamoju (Nine years old), Ademide Ifeoluwa Adegite (Nine years old), Seyifunmi Oyelakin Ojebanji (Eight years old), Daras (12 years old).

    Popoola added that  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s resolve to involve children, teenagers, and young people in additional curriculum activities outside the four walls of the school environment was reflected in the competition.

    Among the prizes awarded to the winners, are Samsung Tablets and a one-year Readland Subscription, LASPARK’S branded bags with face caps and T-Shirts, Knapsacks with notepads and hand sanitisers, a book titled “Wangari Mother of Trees,” and a set of gardening tools.

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