PRIDE OF PLACE: Poster con­test win­ners are an­nounced

Girl wins com­pe­ti­tion for best poster mark­ing spe­cial day

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - By Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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”

Con­trib­uted

WIN­NERS: (Above) The win­ning poster (left) and run­ner-up; de­sign­ers Ava Lawrence and Ilia Mor­ri­son Guthrie

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