PRIDE OF PLACE: Poster contest winners are announced
Girl wins competition for best poster marking special day
TALENTED children across Bucks have entered our competition to design a poster for Armed Forces Day - and today we are delighted to unveil the winner.
The eventual winner and runner up were chosen by a three person panel of the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Advertiser reporter Tom Herbert and business support apprentice at Bucks County Council, Morwenna Bargrove.
The winner was sevenyear-old Ava Lawrence, a pupil at St George’s Infant School, in White Lion Road, Amersham.
Her design features a swan, which features on the county flag and coat of arms, piloting a plane with the swan’s wings as the plane’s wings.
Runner up was six-yearold Ilia Morrison Guthrie, who also attends St George’s.
The Advertiser teamed up with Bucks County Council for the competition and school children of all ages and from all over the county were encouraged to take part.
They were tasked with creating a design that shows how proud people are in Bucks of their armed forces community.
Sir Henry Aubrey- Fletcher, Bucks Lord Lieutenant, said: “I was really thrilled with our winning Armed Forces Day poster.
“I thought it was a fun and imaginative design which reflects the ethos of the event. I look forward to meeting the winner and the runner-up to present them with their prizes.”
St George’s school secretary Sarah Lawrence said: “It feels absolutely fantastic. We’re thrilled that two of our children have won such a prestigious event, to supply a legacy that means something to the people of Buckinghamshire.”
She added: “We don’t often do competitions. We haven’t done one for a short while.”
Speaking about why it was good for the school to become involved in this she said: “We always like to do something that means something to our local community.”
She added: “It was a good opportunity to research what Armed Forces Day is and what it means. It was a good learning opportunity for the children to get a bit of a better understanding and background to some of those things.” Mrs Lawrence was pleased with how involved the children got and how diverse the range of entries were.
She said: “What was quite interesting was how different all ll theh entries were. They had all done quite a lot of research around Armed Forces Day. Quite a lot of them have come up with really clever ideas but they had all taken a differentdiff approach. It was nice to be able to see such a different variety of them.”
Next week we will be publishing a selection of the best entries in print and online at getbucks.co.uk.
I was really thrilled with our winning Armed Forces Day poster”
WINNERS: (Above) The winning poster (left) and runner-up; designers Ava Lawrence and Ilia Morrison Guthrie