SCHOOLCHILDREN got to see their home town from a whole new angle as they climbed more than 50 steps to enjoy the views at the top of the Warsash Clock Tower.
Pupils from Hook-with-Warsash C of E Academy, in Warsash, were invited to the Clock Tower by the owners, Simon and Kerry Woodham, as part of an annual competition to design a new flag to fly at the top of the tower.
The runners-up and winner of the competition were invited to the tower to see the new flag being flown.
The winner was Year 5 pupil Francesca Nice who was presented with an engraved clock of her own as well as some flowers kindly donated by local florist Warsash Bloom.
Her ultimate prize was the honour of seeing her design flying at the top of the tower for everyone to see.
Kerry’s said: ‘Francesca’s design was chosen because everything about Warsash is included in her flag.
‘There was the pink ferry, the harbourmaster’s office, the church, the sea, the school, the Clock Tower, the strawberry fields and even the lobsters’ cages. They were all represented in her design.
‘Francesca has also chosen some lovely bold colours, including a beautiful sunset, for everyone to enjoy.’
Francesca said, ‘I am really going to enjoy seeing my flag every time I walk by the Clock Tower.
‘I might even be able to see it from my bedroom window.’
Headteacher Sara Willoughby, said, ‘The children were so excited when they found out they had been invited to visit the Clock Tower.
‘As a school we welcome links with the community and it is really lovely that the school are invited to take part in this competition every year.
‘It is particularly exciting for the children to see a flag designed by one of the pupils flying at the top of the Clock Tower for everyone to see.
‘I’d like to thanks to Simon, Kerry and her parents for welcoming us so warmly and making the children feel so special.’