Sixth Former Will Frogley celebrated after winning £50 prize money for designing a logo for the Corby Walking Festival.
Suzanne Preston, Rural Pride Officer from Corby Borough Council asked students at Brooke Weston to come up with new logos to capture the spirit of the festival. Entries were submitted to a working group who decided on the winning logo, that is now being used on the Walking Festival website.
Ms Preston, along with Paul Marlow from Lakelands Hospice, Noel Rogers from the East Carlton Health Walking Group, Ronnie Vickers, a Nordic walker and Cllr Paul Beattie who represents Kingswood and Hazel Leys, came to present Will with his prize money.
Ms Preston said: ‘All the members were very impressed with the standard of entries from Brooke Weston. Initially the festival was set up by the borough council as part of a health walk scheme. It has been quite successful. We had about 200 participants last year so we are hoping that it grows year on year and we would like more young people to get involved.’
The next three-day festival will be launched on 5th May at East Carlton Park and there is an extensive programme of walks for all ages and abilities, with nearly 30 walks planned, ranging from 18 miles to an hour-long charity walk with funds being raised for Lakelands Hospice, the festival’s beneficiary charity this year.
Ms Preston said: ‘We wanted a logo that would have a strong local identity, while also giving the Festival a new, more dynamic branding. William’s design was very contemporary and represented the exciting period of regeneration the borough is currently experiencing, as well as making the connection with the abundance of green space and local countryside.’
Head of IT, Mr David Clarke, who co-ordinated the competition at Brooke Weston said: 'We received a really high standard of entries for this competition from students from both lower and upper schools, thanks to everyone who took part, it was a great competition to promote a local and growing initiative.'