…the magnificent three
Although the prime task of The Selsey Community First Responders Scheme is to provide rapid response to accident or emergency as directed by the South East Coast Ambulance Service, we do look at other areas where we believe protection of the community can be improved. For example, we have been collecting funds and placing Public Access Defibrillators in strategic places around the town.
One area which is causing us some concern is the skateboard park. Quite understandably it is a very popular facility and we would not wish to suggest any restrictions to its use. However, we would like to emphasize the desirability of users wearing some form of protection such as kneepads, elbow pads and head protection. To this end, we thought that we would hold a painting competition for children to paint a scene depicting the need to wear protection when taking part in fun, but potentially dangerous, activities.
All the schools agreed to take part and we were delighted to receive sponsorship from Selsey Arts Dream which enabled us to present a prize of a £25 book token to the winning painting from each school. The winners were selected by the members of the Tuesday morning Art Group and the pictures were displayed at the Autumn Exhibition in the Town Hall. Also, Colin Rose, of Rose Electrics, offered to take the winners for a spin in his Suburu Impreza rally car, but not at rallying speeds!!
Who were the winners?
The other winner was Boroka Kiss from The Academy, but she declined to have her photograph taken.
Finally, the top 2 winners, Jack Oliver and Boroka Kiss, had the opportunity to name our vans. This worried us a little as we were not sure what to expect. In the event, Jack chose ‘Hope’ and Boroka ‘Grace’.