Back in March we launched a competition for children at Chiddingly School to 'Design-a-Logo' for the Greening Chiddingly group. The children were given a simple brief: to "create a logo inspired by our local environment that gets people thinking about climate change".
We had some fantastic entries from each of the three classes at the school: Beech (Years 1 & 2), Willow (Years 3 & 4) and Sycamore (Years 5 & 6). The competition was judged anonymously by local artist Tony Mills, who said it was "incredibly hard to single out the best designs as all the entries had great ideas". After much deliberation, Tony was able to identify three winners:
Winner in Beech Class - Frances Wood-Evans
Winner in Willow Class - Sophie Gurr
Winner in Sycamore Class - Arthur Veasey
Each received a special Bug Hotel so that they can do their bit for biodiversity in their garden and learn more about our local invertebrates. As there were so many high quality entries from the children in Beech Class, Tony recommended that Eliza Veasey be awarded a Runner-Up prize - a set of environmentally-friendly gardening tools. All the children who took part received a special certificate. Prizes and certificates were presented by our Secretary, Mark Valleley, at the School Assembly on Friday 9 June.
Thanks to all the children who took part, to Tony Mills for judging the competition and to Chiddingly School for their enthusiastic support. We will be giving the winning designs to a local graphic designer, who will use them as inspiration for the final logo for the group. We’re hoping that the best entries will be displayed on the Art Wall in the village shop in Muddles Green later in the year.
One of the First Chiddingly guides is trying to earn her Craftivism badge and decided to create a collage poster for the Greening Chiddingly group. She didn’t want her name to appear by the poster, but she is very passionate about nature and the environment. She is also a former pupil of Chiddingly primary school.
Thank you so much from everyone at Greening Chiddingly. We think you have done an absolutely brilliant job at capturing some of our local wildlife and biodiversity. That Craftivism badge is well deserved – if we had a Greening Chiddingly Gold Star to award, you would be our first recipient!
What does everyone else think?