Creating school identity

Getting creative...Logo designs for the Stour Valley Community School in Clare
Getting creative...Logo designs for the Stour Valley Community School in Clare
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YOUNG designers are quite literally putting their mark on a new school in Clare opening in September.

Students at Clare Middle School have been working intently on a new logo for the Stour Valley Community School which is the first “free” school to open in the country.

The competition is to find a new design for items such as bag, books, t-shirts and also on school stationery and signs.

Three students have had their designs shortlisted - first prize winner was Ellie Ling who won an iPod Touch, and runners-up Ben Jordan and Georgina Mitchell. All three will now be working with the school’s graphic design team headed by Matt Lovejoy, to see the final logo go into print over the next few weeks. The students design efforts were described as amazing.

Headteacher Christine Inchley said: “This type of activity is vitally important on several fronts for the students. First and foremost it enables them to look forward to their future, take ownership of it and have real input into key decisions that will shape the culture of our new school. Not only for them, but for their brothers, sisters and generations to come.

The new school will open on the site of Clare Middle School in Cavendish Road when it closes at the end of the summer term in July.