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Nigerian student’s mascot design tops in 2020 World School Games

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AA student of Greensprings School, Lagos, Comfort Samuel, has been announced as the winner of the World School Games 2020 Mascot Design Competition, Samuel defeated a close rival, a South Korean student to win the prize.

The competition, according to the Head of Department, Physical Education, Greensprings School, Lekki, Mr. Jesimiel Samuel, started in November 2019, and students from schools all over the world submitted their designs for the competition, which held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

After several reviews and public voting, the pupil’s design named “The Eagle,” was chosen as the overall best and the official mascot for the 2020 edition of World School Games taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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He said, “When Comfort came up with the idea of ‘The Eagle’ mascot and designed it, we were impressed by her creativity and had no doubt that the design would make it to the Top 10. The design ended up making it to the top 2, alongside another design by a South Korean student. Then it was all down to voting on social media to pick a winner. Comfort’s design was favoured over the South Korean who equally had a good mascot design. We are thankful to everyone that voted and helped us to win this competition.”

He further explained that World School Games 2020 will be held in two batches. The first batch, called U11, is meant for students under 11 years old, and it will run from the 30th of January to the 2nd of February. The second batch, called U13, is meant for students under 13 years old, and it will run from the 27th of February to the 29th of February.

“During the period, students from countries all over the world that are participating in the games will be competing in sports such as football, basketball, swimming, golf, tennis, netball and more.”

The winner, on her part stated, “My inspiration comes from the issue of gender inequality in the world. Personally, I have been stereotyped many times because of my gender. My idea is to pick an eagle, which portrays perseverance and never giving up.”

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