Natalia steams in for Rotary banner
Towers School pupil Natalia Gardener used her art skills to win a competition to design a new Rotary banner for the Ashford club.
Banners are traditionally exchanged when Rotarians visit other clubs and organisations right across the world and often give a flavour of the club’s home town.
Ashford’s railway heritage is depicted on the new banner in the form of a steam locomotive built in Ashford and now on display in the National Railway Museum in York.
It is the South Eastern and Chatham Railway Class D 4-4-0 number 737, designed by H S Wainright in Ashford in 1901 and withdrawn from public use in 1956.
Club president Steve Parkin presented samples of the finished banners to Natalia and Towers principal Richard Billings.
Mr Parkin said: “There is so much talent in our local schools, it is a pleasure to be able to publicise some of it locally, nationally and internationally.”
Natalia Gardener from the Towers School and Ashford Rotary President Steve Parkin