Thame schoolgirl wins prizes for herself and her school in Coronation Emblem design competition

Roxanne, aged 13, was the Eastern regional winner in the contest organised to celebrate the royal event
Roxanne Thompson is presented with her certificateRoxanne Thompson is presented with her certificate
Roxanne Thompson is presented with her certificate

A Thame schoolgirl has won a prize in a national competition to design an emblem to celebrate the coronation of King Charles III.

Roxanne Thompson, from Lord William’s School, was awarded the regional winner’s prize in the contest organised by Churchill Retirement Living.

Roxanne, aged 13, was one of five talented regional winners picked out from hundreds of entries received in the run-up to the King’s Coronation.

Roxanne, her teachers and classmates visited Churchill’s Yeats Lodge development in Thame, where her winning coronation emblem design is now on display alongside the many other entries as part of a special showcase in the development’s Owners’ Lounge.

She was also presented with her prize, which included a £50 cheque for herself, £250 for her school, and a special coronation goody bag and certificate.

Churchill’s regional marketing manager, Tunji Quadri, said: “We were delighted to welcome Roxanne to Yeats Lodge and congratulate her on being the eastern regional winner of the design emblem competition.

"It was a great opportunity for her to see her winning design on display and present her with well-earned prizes, which we hope she and her school will enjoy.

"We all had a wonderful time celebrating King Charles’s coronation across all our developments, and our emblem design competition was a great way to get local schoolchildren involved in this historic occasion.”

Yeats Lodge is a collection of 41 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments for active retirees in Thame.

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