CONTEMPORARY and traditional have been captured and combined in the new St Peter s School logo, thanks to the creative talents of one pupil. Jed Brown, a Year 9 student, was the brains behind the new logo, which aimed to encompass both the modern and esta

The new logo

CONTEMPORARY and traditional have been captured and combined in the new St Peter's School logo, thanks to the creative talents of one pupil.

Jed Brown, a Year 9 student, was the brains behind the new logo, which aimed to encompass both the modern and established elements of the school.

The 13-year-old, who lives in Huntingdon, was picked as winner of the design competition from hundreds of entries.

He said: "When I was younger I enjoyed drawing pictures of film characters but I never imagined one day I would design the logo for my school.

"My parents are very proud of me and I'm proud of myself."

Since designing the new logo he has become a bit of a celebrity at school. He added: "People I didn't even know at school have been coming up to me and saying you're the kid who's designed the new logo. It's quite nice."

The new logo uses four different colours to reflect the guilds of the school, Brook, Cavell, Scott and Newton. A laptop with a Pi sign on the screen is used to symbolise the school's specialist mathematics and computing status.

Headteacher Val Ford said: "This is a very exciting time for the school and the logo reflects the way it is changing and moving forward. Jed should be very proud he has created a piece of history that will remain at St Peters School for years to come.

"The first time the parents see the new logo will be in The Hunts Post, which I hope will be a pleasant surprise for them."

The logo, which has been launched this year to coincide with the school's 50th anniversary, will appear on the new school uniform that is being launched in September for Year 7 students as well as on the school sign and literature.

Jed's design has been digitally created by St Ives-based design company Barter Barrett, which was established in September by Kevin Barter and Dan Barrett - both former St Peter's School pupils.

As a result of his design being selected Jed received a £20 HMV voucher which he spent on a Simpsons DVD boxset.

INFORMATION: Barter Barrett design agency is based at 11 Station Road, St Ives. To find out more visit www.barterbarrett.co.uk