The Lower Limestone Coast Lions Mad Minute Grand Challenge Final for Divisions 1 and 2 Primary Schools was conducted last week at Mount Gambier High School’s Gary Costello Centre for Creative Arts.
Lions Mad Minute is held for Year 5 students to have fun while learning to be engaging, confident and creative speakers.
Schools participating in the Division 1 final were McDonald Park, Mulga Street and Reidy Park primary schools along with St Martins Lutheran and Tenison Woods colleges – with the latter declared as winner.
Taking part in Division 2 were Allendale East Area, Mil Lel, Compton, Moorak, Glenburnie, Nangwarry, Kongorong, Suttontown, Melaleuca Park and Yahl primary schools, with Compton winning the division.
Individual winners on the day were Arshia Gulati, speaking about “Writing stories is fun”, Charlie Lay with “Snakes are scarier than spiders” and Zoe Perry with “All schools should have chooks”.
This year is the 10th anniversary on the running of Lions Mad Minute competition with one year lost due to the COVID pandemic in 2020.
All Lions Clubs within the Limestone Coast are involved with this year’s competition with 34 schools and nearly 1000 students in 55 classes participating in two separate contests.
Lion Rory McEwen – along with other dedicated Lions – has been the driving force in keeping the Mad Minute competition not only thriving within the Limestone Coast but having the concept taken up as a Lions Project throughout the 201 C2 District.