Friday 18th November saw the Uckfield and District Lions club second Mini Roar competition held at the Belmont centre. Mini Roar is a spin off from Lions International Roar competition run by a company called 8 million ideas. Its aim is to empower junior school children to come up with ideas that could save the planet.

Seven local junior schools from the local area took part in this year’s mini roar, and in front of judges. Lion District Governor Ritzvi Rawoof, East Sussex High Sheriff Jane King, Uckfield Town mayor Cllr Jackie Love and Uckfield Lion President Keith Mates, presented their projects.

As in previous years the judges all said how difficult it was to choose a winner, but after much deliberation its was decided the winning school was St Marks school from Hadlow down.

Their winning entry was called ECO2 a development of a basic recycling, with a more detailed way of separating and recycling the waste.

This year Lions presented a new shield to the winning school which will be engraved with last year’s winners Rocks Park school and this year’s winners St Marks.