Olympic prayer winners

The Catholic Womens League have been awarding Prize for the best Olympic Prayer'PA1216-9a'Bempton School winner 1st place'Melissa Shipley 10'Moira Allan, Joan Fenwick, Catherine Gargan and Melissa Shipley 10
The Catholic Womens League have been awarding Prize for the best Olympic Prayer'PA1216-9a'Bempton School winner 1st place'Melissa Shipley 10'Moira Allan, Joan Fenwick, Catherine Gargan and Melissa Shipley 10

FIVE schoolchildren who wrote prayers with the theme of this summer’s Olympic Games have been rewarded by the town’s Catholic Women’s League.

They ran a competition open to all primary schools in Bridlington and the surrounding area, with children invited to write a prayer - without worrying about word counts or spell checks - about what they thought of the Olympics.

The five winners, one from Bempton primary school and two each from St Mary’s and Hilderthorpe primary schools, will receive hooded sweatshirts with a Union Jack inspired Great Britain logo donated by Betta Sport on Bridge Street, as well as sweets and vouchers provided by Boyes.

Joan Fenwick, chair of the Catholic Women’s League, said: “We had some lovely entries. The Olympics are going to be an exciting time but not everyone gets involved in playing sport, so we thought it would be a nice idea to let the children get involved in a different way.

“We would like to say thank you to Betta Sport and Boyes for donating the prizes, and well done to all the children who entered and those who won.”

Prayers submitted for the competition will be on display at Boyes and the Promenades shopping centre from April 23.