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Rochford school children paint away in branding competition

18 June 2015

Primary school children in Rochford have been using their artistic skills as they took part in a design competition run by Rochford Housing Association.

The year four and five pupils from St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School enthusiastically took on the challenge when the nearby housing association needed a creative logo designed.

Winning student, Dexter Legon, aged nine, won the judges over with the creativeness of his design. The judging panel consisted of members of the Diversity Equality Forum for Rochford Housing, who required the new logo.

Rochford Housing, which is part of Sanctuary Group, recognises the diversity of its workforce, residents and stakeholders. The forum was set up in 2008 to work alongside the association and consider how services can be improved and measured in terms of equality and diversity.

Dexter, first prize winner, was delighted when he was announced as the winner, and was stunned to silence with his only comment being, “wow”!

Director of Rochford Housing, Emma Keegan, added: “I am so pleased that the children at St Teresa’s were so enthusiastic about this competition.

“It’s been a lovely way to educate children on the values of diversity and equality and include a local partner in one of our projects.”

Runners up in the competition were Jack Dunn and Rose Elizabeth Beaumont, both aged nine.


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