Pupil’s design is church’s crowning glory

Lucas Salinger, of Potten End Primary School, and below, his winning design
Lucas Salinger, of Potten End Primary School, and below, his winning design

A Potten End Primary School pupil’s winning design to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday has been chosen from more than 1,000 entries.

Lucas Salinger, of Chaulden, Hemel Hempstead, said he felt ‘lost for words’ when his logo was chosen by the Church of England for its celebrations to mark the monarch’s special day in June.

Lucas Salinger's winning design for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

Lucas Salinger's winning design for the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

The ten-year-old, who lives with mum Henny, dad Howard and eight-year-old sister Rebecca, said: “I feel amazed that my design was chosen – I’m lost for words.”

His design will be featured in all of the Church of England’s celebrations this summer, as it encourages all parish churches to throw a party between June 10 and 12.

Potten End Primary School headteacher Andrew Morris said he was proud that the winning entry came from one of his pupils.

“Lucas is a thoughtful and talented young man who thoroughly deserves recognition for his hard work on the logo,” Mr Morris said.

“I so am pleased that Lucas has incorporated the cross design that hangs in our church in Potten End.”