Welcome to the Stamford Branch of The Royal British Legion
What a sparkling display of imagination and splendour we
unleashed when we invited Stamford Schools to join our competition
to design a medal for The Queen's Diamond Jubilee. We had a wealth
of entries from Years 4-6 at Malcolm Sargent Primary School School,
Stamford Junior School and St Gilbert's Church of England Primary
School. The Crown, the Union flag, lots of jewels, and The Queen of
course all featured prominently among the entries, all decorated
with an abundance of ribbons and glitter.
Our judges, Branch President Derek Gladman, Chairman John
Copeland, Secretary Pat Savory, Youth & Schools Member Darren
Rawnsley and Joyce Burton had real difficulty in choosing their
favourite entries. They were all so good that they felt that
everyone deserved a prize but, in the end, they decided after much
agonizing on a charming design, featuring a Royal corgi, by Ellie
Marston of St Gilbert's School! What imagination!
Other winners were Gabrielle Ball of Malcolm Sargent School and
Tabitha Crook, aged 8, from Stamford Junior School. They will all
receive a real Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Branch and a
Poppy pin badge, and St Gilbert's School will be awarded the Joyce
Burton Trophy for the overall standard of all of their numerous
entries. The Trophy has been commissioned and generously funded by
Joyce Burton for presentation each year to the school winning this
and other similar Branch competitions in the future.
This was a charming competition which brought out so many lovely
ideas from our children. Our thanks to our judges for taking on a
difficult and thankless task, to Darren for the idea and for
organising it so well, but especially to the schools and the
children for joining in with such spirit.
Also - well done to Tabitha Crook from Stamford Junior School
for her wonderful design!