Gwynedd Council Chairman presenting the award to Ysgol Ardudwy for designing a sticker promoting the code of conduct

Date 08/03/2017
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Here are the 2 Ysgol Ardudwy pupils- Liberty Goddard & Madoc Patterson with the sticker with Council Chairman, Eric M Jones, Councillor R H Wyn Williams and Catrin Glyn, Llŷn Marine Ecosystems Project Officer

Gwynedd Council Chairman presenting the award to Ysgol Ardudwy for designing a sticker promoting the code of conduct

A sticker designing competition was held, between year 7 pupils of the five secondary schools on the coast of Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau Special Area of Conservation (Botwnnog, Glan y Môr, Eifionydd, Ardudwy and Tywyn). The brief asked for a sticker that would promote the marine code and encourage users to respect wildlife. The sticker will be free to all those who have registered their boat in Gwynedd, or to anyone who wishes to promote the maritime code on their boat, kayak, or jetski.

 The two winners were Liberty Goddard and Madoc Patterson of Ysgol Ardudwy and their work was merged into one design.

 A prize of £100 was promised to the winning school from the Gwynedd Council Chairman Fund and the reward was presented to Ysgol Ardudwy on Tuesday the 7th March at 11.00 a.m. by the Chairman Eric Jones and Councillor Wyn Williams, who has support the marine code from the outset.

 Gwynedd Council Chairman, Eric Jones said: "It’s a privilege and an honor to present the award to Ysgol Ardudwy and I admire the winning design. I am very pleased that the pupils have learned about the marine code and will look forward to seeing the sticker on boats and jet skis in the county this summer. "

 Sara Edwards, Head of Science Ysgol Ardudwy added: "Ysgol Ardudwy are very proud that we participated in the competition and won, and we are very grateful for the award. Year 7 pupils are now wondering how to spend the money and one idea is to adopt a dolphin or whale, so the money can make a practical contribution towards protecting marine wildlife. "

 The code of conduct was developed in Gwynedd last year by the Llŷn Marine Ecosystem Project, a project led by the Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau Special Area of Conservation, Wales Fishermen's Association and others, supported by Natural Resources Wales.

 According to Catrin Glyn, Llŷn Marine Ecosystems Project Officer: "The standard of entries was very high so I congratulate Liberty and Madoc and the school. I would like to thank all the schools for supporting the competition. I hope that the sticker will encourage people to follow the code and to respect our special area of conservation".