Christmas Doors Competition Brings Festive Fun to Children22nd December 2021
The Children’s Services Team held a Christmas Door Decorating Competition across the Trust’s residential children’s homes, during the first few weeks of December. The aim was to spark creativity, to encourage the children and staff to work in partnership with each other and also with the local community.
The judges had a tough job deciding on the winner, as all of the entries showed a huge amount of effort and artistic talent. The competition has really cultivated the festive spirit in all who took part and there was much excitement in anticipation of the winner’s announcement.
William Street Children’s Home in Newtownards won the coveted first place prize, with Oakland’s and Lakewood children’s homes selected as the runners up. The William Street door really stood out to the judges, as the children and staff had engaged their local council and community agencies, working together as a unit to create a bright, colourful and community spirited door.
Each home was presented with a hamper containing lots of treats and activities to be enjoyed over the Christmas period, with the winners getting the added prize of a voucher for a local ice-cream shop, which will enable them to enjoy a sweet treat together to celebrate their win!
Marie-Louise Sloan, Interim Assistant Director, Cared for Children said, “Thank you to all our children, residential colleagues and local community who have been so committed to designing and creating such fabulous Christmas displays across all of our residential children’s homes. I am so proud to see the artistic talent and child centred focus across this competition, which has been exceptional. We look forward to building on this and many more initiatives next year. I wish all our colleagues, children and young people a peaceful Christmas.”