Diocese says BIG thank you to Queen!

24 June 2012

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A COMPETITION FOR CHURCH SCHOOL PUPILS to design a thank you card from the Diocese of Winchester to the Queen in her Diamond Jubilee year has been won by a pupil from Chawton C of E Primary School.

BigCard11-year-old Josie Morris's design, which depicts Queen Elizabeth standing by the west end of Winchester Cathedral, was chosen by the judges, and will now go forward to be professionally reproduced on the front of the big card, which will contain the names of everybody in the diocese of Winchester who has signed the BIG online card, and a special message from the Bishop of Winchester.

"My drawing is inspired by Winchester Cathedral, and the queen," said Josie, who used watercolour pencils and thin pen liners to complete her design.
"I have also included a firework display saying '60' since it is the Queen's 60th year of reign"

The Judging panel, which comprised former teachers, governers, and professional artists from the area, commended Josie's drawing as demonstrating an excellent eye for scale and likeness, while meeting the criteria for the competition with a truly eye-catching design. In addition to having her design feature on the BIG card, Josie wins a private Jubilee river cruise on a genuine steamboat, a Winchester Cathedral goody-bag and a commemorative jubilee mug.

The runner-up in the competition, from the Key Stage 1 age group, was 8-year-old Travis Knight, from St Bede's C of E school in Winchester, who used felt-tip pens to depict Buckingham Palace beneath festive blue, red and white bunting. Travis wins a £20 WHSmith gift voucher, as well as a goody bag and mug.

In addition to Josie and Travis's designs, the 50 finalists from the competition were on display in Winchester Cathedral to coincide with the weekend of the Jubilee celebrations and visit from HRH The Earl of Wessex on Sunday 27 May. Prince Edward paused to view the 50 runner-up designs, and was shown the finished card by the Bishop of Basingstoke. The display will remain in the Cathedral until Monday 11 June

'Overwhelming' response

Nick Edmonds, who coordinated the competition, said that response from schools had been 'overwhelming'. "The standard of entries has been remarkable, and picking a single winner from more than 600 entries has been an extremely difficult task," he said.
"We know there will be disappointment, but just want to say to everyone who has taken part how wonderful it has been seeing your entries come in, and what imaginative ideas we have seen.
"So, a huge well done to everyone who has taken part, and an especially 'big thank you' to all the teachers who have helped facilitate the competition. I'm sure her majesty will be delighted!"


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The full list of those whose designs are now on display until Sunday 10 June in the cathedral is as follows:

  • Laura Syndercombe, 10, Whitewater C of E Primary School
  • Mojola Akinyemi, 10, St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Hatch Warren
  • Marcie Crawford, 10, Four Marks C of E Primary School
  • Amelia Jones, 10, Four Marks C of E Primary School
  • Sophie Heddon, 11, Four Marks C of E Primary School
  • Tilly Patterson, 9, Four Marks C of E Primary School
  • Lily Jones, 11, Four Marks C of E Primary School
  • Ashwin Joshi, 11, St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Hatch Warren
  • Marcus Smith, 11, Ampfield C of E Primary School
  • James Thompson, 11, Kimpton C of E Primary School
  • Zoë Williams, 9, St Bede C of E Primary School, Winchester
  • Ben Montgomery, 9, Ampfield C of E Primary School
  • Charlotte Hyatt-Willis, 9, Whitewater C of E Primary School
  • Annabelle Weir, 9, St Mary’s C of E Junior School, Old Basing
  • Lennon Roberts, 10, Kimpton C of E Primary School
  • Aimee Quigg, 10, St Mary’s C of E School, Old Basing
  • Jack Haines, 10, Chawton C of E Primary School
  • Caroline Hodgkiss, 10, Medstead C of E Primary School
  • Scott Plumridge, 10, Medstead C of E Primary School
  • Nellie Carlisle, 10, St Bede C of E Primary School, Winchester
  • Lydia Foster, 10, Binsted C of E Primary School
  • Joshua Reith, 10, Medstead C of E Primary School
  • Nicholas Western, 11, St Mary’s C of E School. Old Basing
  • Robyn Foster, 11, Binsted C of E Primary School
  • Chloe Swainland, 11, Bramley C of E Primary School
  • Miya Akeda-Morris, 11, St Martin’s C of E Primary School
  • Eleanor Veel, 10, St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Hatch Warren
  • Oliver Pegg, 10, St Mary’s C of E Junior School, Old Basing
  • Chloé Beausseron, 8, St Bede C of E Junior School, Winchester
  • Isabella Steven, 8, St Bede C of E Junior School, Winchester
  • Archie Myers, 5, Binsted C of E Primary School
  • Henry Christen, 6, Medstead C of E Primary School
  • Lewis Kelley, 7, Medstead C of E Primary School
  • Barney Wooton-Ward, 8, St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Hatch Warren
  • Isabel Cosgrove, 8, St Mary’s C of E Junior School, Old Basing
  • Fraser Hills, 8, Whitewater C of E Primary School
  • Emily Reed, 5, Highfield C of E Infant School
  • Ross Mackenzie, 9, Selborne C of E Primary School
  • Ryan Martin, 8, Selborne C of E Primary School
  • Francesca Churchill, 8, St Bede C of E Primary School, Winchester
  • Ella Harpham-Saller, 7, St Mary’s C of E Junior School, Old Basing
  • Heather Greenfield, 7, Highfield C of E Infant School
  • Ross Gibb, 7, Manor C of E Infant School, Holbury
  • Louie Pragnell, 7, Manor C of E Infant School, Holbury
  • Amy Wilson, 7, St Francis C of E Primary School, Chandler’s Ford
  • Imogen Baker, 6, Manor C of E Infant School, Holbury
  • Daisy Harrap, 6, Binsted C of E Primary School
  • Willow Phillips, 5, St Mark’s C of E Primary School, Hatch Warren
  • Polly Muggeridge, 4, Binsted C of E Primary School
  • Eva Stacey, 4, Highfield C of E Infant School
  • Grace White, 7, St Bede C of E Primary School
  • Finley Walsh-Smith, 7, Chawton C of E Primary School