School gets designer flags

School gets designer flags

School gets designer flags

First published in News

KIRSTY Brown is flying the flag for her school, and she designed it.

The 15-year-old from Abingdon won a competition at the town’s Larkmead School to design the new school banner.

She officially raised her new flag in a ceremony on Wednesday morning.

Kirsty said “When I first heard about the flag competition, I was fascinated.

“I tried multiple different designs at home; in the end I put all of my ideas together to create one.

“Once I entered my design, I was nervously waiting for the result, wondering what my fellow students and the public thought of it.”

She said her design visualised the key elements important to the school ethos – red for a warm-hearted community, green to encourage growth and the blue symbolises a community environment.

The gold Larkmead wing in a forward motion indicates the aspirations of the school to achieve flight for its students.

Kirsty added: “The designing process was very exciting.

“Being at Larkmead for five years and having the opportunity to be the first student to design a flag is overwhelming.

“I feel proud to see my work on the flag pole underneath the Union Jack.”

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