Children come up with new design for first Warsash flag

  • Competition held at Hook-with-Warsash Church of England Academy
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WASPS, clocks, boats and the sun – these are all symbols associated with a village that will appear on its first flag.

Ward councillor Trevor Cartwright held a competition at Hook-with-Warsash Church of England Academy to come up with the winning design for the flag, which will now be flown on top of the village’s clocktower.

From left, Willow Armstrong, eight, Annabel Harrold, nine, Trevor Cartwright, Ellie Schneider, 10, headteacher Sara Willoughby and Thomas James, six

From left, Willow Armstrong, eight, Annabel Harrold, nine, Trevor Cartwright, Ellie Schneider, 10, headteacher Sara Willoughby and Thomas James, six

Pupils of all ages came up with designs and the councillor paid a visit to the school to pick the winner.

He said: ‘They have been very good, there were five year groups and I have chosen one winner.

‘They have featured things representative of Warsash such as the clocktower, the harbourmaster’s office, the Warsash wasps, all things representatives of Warsash.’

The owner of the clocktower Simon Woodhams will now get the flag printed and flown from his newly-erected flagpole.

The designs were fabulous. It was nice to have a competition that allowed the children to feel valued by the community.

Headteacher Sara Willoughby

Cllr Cartwright short-listed five designs – one from each year group – and these children will get a trip to the clocktower to see the flag once it is in place.

These children were; Thomas James, from Year 1, Lottie Chase, from Year 2, Willow Armstrong, from Year 3, Annabel Harrold, from Year 4 and Ellie Schneider, from Year 5.

Cllr Cartwright picked 10-year-old Ellie’s design as the overall winner.

He said: ‘The one I picked is truly representative of Warsash.’

Ellie Schneider's winning design for the Warsash flag

Ellie Schneider's winning design for the Warsash flag

Ellie said she was delighted to win and looking forward to seeing the flag flying.

She said: ‘I feel really excited.’

Headteacher Sara Willoughby said she was very impressed by all the hard work and thought put in by the pupils.

She said: ‘The designs were fabulous. It was nice to have a competition that allowed the children to feel valued by the community.

‘It is something that will be a lasting contribution to the village from the children.’

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