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May 13, 2014
Hundreds of local school children took up the challenge of using their imagination to design a unique mascot for this year's Cumbria School Games. 578 entries were received from across Schools in Cumbria and the standard of design was incredible. We had a so much fun receiving all your entries.
We were seriously impressed with the time and effort invested in your creations and our judging panel had a very tricky time choosing a winner.
So, without further ado, we're excited to announce the winner of 2014 Cumbria School Games 'Design a Mascot competition' is 9 year old Elle from Silloth Primary School who created' Alien GoodSpor't.
Elle's design will now be transformed into the mascot which will be making it's first public appearance at the Cumbria School Games in July, and will cheering on all our teams.
'The School Children of Cumbria are an imaginative bunch, they came up with some delightful, daffy and dazzling designs. Alien Goodsport is a worthy winner and I look forward to seeing him at the Cumbria School Games Events promoting the Spirit of the Games Value of Respect in his friendly and cheerful way. Elle Reid’s creation will add some inter-galactic magic to the Cumbria School Games, as well as well as being the embodiment of good sportsmanship –well done Elle!' - Becky Underwood, Development Officer (School Games), Active Cumbria.
Everyone at Cumbria School Games would like to congratulate both Ellie and all the runners-up who have produced some brilliant designs, we are thrilled with our 2014 Mascot!
'Congratulations to the winner and the runners up. We were so impressed by all the entries and how the children had demonstrated both the spirit of the games and Cumbria in their designs. What wonderful creative youngsters we have in Cumbria!'