Chichester school celebrating a diamond year

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IT IS not just the Queen who will be getting out the bunting and celebrating the Diamond Jubilee this year.

Also preparing for a very special year is Lavant House School, which is busy putting together a range of events to celebrate 60 years since it was founded.

As part of the year-long celebrations, girls across the school were asked to design a logo to commemorate this historic date in the school’s history.

Year 6 pupil Isabel Ebert, ten, was the overall winner, and was stunned to be told the news during a school assembly.

This is the first time Isabel has ever won anything and she was thrilled to receive a voucher and a much sought after gold star for her blazer, presented by headteacher Kate Bartholomew.

Isabel, a very creative individual, is hoping to one day become an interior designer.

She said the idea for the logo came to her while on holiday in Spain.

“I just wanted to rework the existing logo really and reworked it to look more modern but still keeping all the original elements such as the deer, the leaves and the colours.”

“It’s such an honour to have my work become part of the school’s celebrations. I feel really a part of the story of Lavant House now.”

Isabel’s design will be used on the school’s headed paper and notice boards.

Mrs Bartholomew said: It’s almost unheard of for a junior girl to achieve a gold award; we are therefore thrilled and delighted that Isabel put so much effort into her winning design.”