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New Year, New Beginnings Competition

Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 08:30 to Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 08:30

New Year, New Beginnings - all details below are taken from Coventry University Group

Feeling creative or want to get a few things off your mind? Then, this activity can help. We have created self-standing 3D thought trees! Yes, that’s right: mini trees.

This activity is an opportunity for you to think about the past 12 months. A chance to reflect on your personal experiences of living through a global pandemic and how it has affected your life and others; whether that’s in a positive and/or negative way. It’s also an opportunity to plan for the future and think about your hopes and dreams for 2021. Not to mention it can help relieve stress and anxiety.

So I hear you ask, why a tree!? Well, the thought process behind this is that a tree grows from a seed. Seeds are a symbol of life, growth and hope which can last for many, many years. Together with each individual tree that is returned, we will then create a ‘Forest of Hope’ for 2021. This will be displayed on campus for staff, students and visitors to see.

In true WP fashion, there will be a competition for you to enter. All we ask is that you return your creation using the pre-paid self-addressed envelope provided by Wednesday 31st March 2021. By doing so they will be entered into a prize draw to win CU goodies and an Amazon voucher.

Teachers, youth workers and other professionals - should you wish to request enough activity packs for your class or youth group, please email Liam Norton via ad3846@coventry.ac.uk with the subject line 'WP activities 2021'.

Create Your Future – New Year, New You

'The Create Your Future' competition is a way for students to document this unprecedented time in their history with a creative showpiece.

Students can do this using a number of creative options:

  • Photography – capture your experience of lockdown, of social distancing, of home schooling. Then capture what you are looking forward to getting back to in 2021.
  • Short Story or Poem – write your experiences of 2020. Either in a narrative fictional piece or using diary extracts, detail your thoughts and feelings and how the world changed for you. Then look forward and tell us what you are hoping for in 2021.
  • Short Film – A narrative or surrealist piece capturing what happened in 2020, with a look into your personal future in 2021. You can use a mobile phone, or if you do not have access to software, you can create a storyboard and draw the scenes.
  • Art – Draw an artistic piece, saying goodbye to the things you have struggled with in 2020, and what you would like your future to look like in 2021.

Students can register as an individual or as a group. There will be prizes available in the form of Amazon vouchers and CU goodies for the selected winners chosen by our academic judges at the end of the competition.

To get involved - click HERE for more details to register.