Isabella Williamson, winner of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School's Centenary logo design

Royal Alexandra and Albert School plans First World War Centenary commemorations

Posted on centenarynews.com on 11 February 2014
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Schools across the world are planning to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War. One such school in England is planning a series of events and projects.

The Royal Alexandra and Albert School is planning to tie in its commemorations - which will include trips to battlefields, re-enactments and the development of a commemorative website - with the school curriculum.

There are also plans to involve alumni of the school in the commemorations, so that they can "share their knowledge" with current students.

A competition to design a logo for the school's commemoration programme drew 140 entries, with eleven year old Isabella Williamson's design selected as the winner.

Headmaster Paul D Spencer Ellis praised the entrants who produced "excellent designs".

"Isabella's design was chosen because it immediately links the school (which is based in Gatton Park) with the Great War. It is 'high impact' and will work in colour or black and white and in many sizes".

Isabella's design will be used on all communications that are connected with The Royal Alexandra and Albert School's Centenary events.

The Headmaster said that the school's commemorative events will provide a framework to teach children about a conflict which many of them have "limited knowledge" on.

Source: Royal Alexandra and Albert School press release

Images courtesy of the Royal Alexandra and Albert School

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News