Congratulations to Laura G (Year 7) who has won a national competition to design a stamp for the British Indian Ocean Territory! Her design, which highlights the importance of reefs and oceans, will feature on an official postage stamp for the Territory’s Year of the Reef.

Laura is pictured with the letter she received from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office telling her that she had won. It says, “ We had a huge number of entries and it was very hard to choose the winners but we loved your design and think it will look fabulous as a stamp for the Territory” .  Laura will receive a framed copy of the first issue First Day Cover (featuring all of the winning stamps) together with two unframed First Day Covers and a certificate from the Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory.

The school also had another success in the competition, with Maisie A in Year 12 receiving a high commendation in the older age group entries. Her entry highlights the sad decline in coral reefs since 1970. Scroll down to see pictures of both girls and their designs.

You can find out more about the competition here – and watch out in the papers for an article about Laura and Maisie’s success in the next couple of days!