Logo launch for WW1 commemorations

05 Mar 2014

Over the next four years pupils at the Royal Alexandra and AlbertSchool will develop a much deeper understanding of the First World War.  The School plans a series of events to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the ‘war to end all wars’.

The commemorative events will, wherever possible, tie in with the school curriculum.  There are already plans for a dramatic piece of artwork, a trip to the battlefields of Normandy, re-enactment events and building a commemorative website.  And that’s just the beginning.  There are also plans to involve past pupils so that they can share their knowledge with current pupils.

To start the commemorations off, the School had a competition to design a logo that would link the School’s commemorations with the 100 year anniversary of the Great War.  There were 140 entries from pupils of all ages and the winning design was by 11 year old Isabella Williamson.  Isabella’s design will be used on all communications that are connected with the School’s commemorative events.

Headmaster Paul D Spencer Ellis said “The number of entries for this competition was huge and there were many pupils who produced excellent designs.  Isabella’s design was chosen because it immediately links the School (which is based in GattonPark) with the Great War.  It is ‘high impact’ and will work in colour or black and white and in many sizes.”

He continued “The First World War was 100 years ago and many children will have a limited understanding of what happened during the years 1914 and 1918.  It is such a big part of our history that it is important pupils know what took place and why.  The commemorative events will give a framework for teaching pupils about the events that took place during those years.”