Following a school competition launched by the Church of England, a logo has been released to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday this year, designed by a 10-year-old.
Lucas Salinger from Potten End Church of England Primary School, Hertfordshire, is the winner of the competition to design a logo for the Church of England’s celebrations in honour of Her Majesty milestone birthday. His work was chosen from 1,000 entries.
Potten End, a small school of 199, will also host a ‘street style party’ to celebrate The Queen’s 90th. Official celebrations will take place in London between the 10th and 12th June – the weekend of Her Majesty’s official birthday, Trooping the Colour – including a thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral and a street party on The Mall, which is being organised by Peter Phillips, The Queen’s grandson.
Winner Lucas said: “I feel amazed that my design was chosen. I feel lost for words!”
Andrew Morris, the Headteacher also commented: “I am extremely proud that a member of my school has won the competition, out of so many entries. Lucas is a thoughtful and talented young man who thoroughly deserves recognition for his hard work on the logo. I so am pleased that Lucas has incorporated the cross design that hangs in our church in Potten End.”
As Head of the Church of England, it seems fitting Her Majesty will be celebrated by the church; other celebrations are to include churches sharing local stories from the last 90 years through exhibitions and oral histories, and an official prayer has already been approved by The Queen for services to mark her birthday.
The Rt Hon Sir Tony Baldry, said: “It is wonderful that the visual marker that will unite these events has been designed by a young pupil at a Church school. Many churches have already begun making plans. We hope that our web hub on the ChurchCare website will be a source of inspiration and support in the lead up to June.”