Vale Primary School pupil Georgie Le Page won a flight for her entire class when she was crowned winner of Aurigny’s Primary Schools Competition.
Georgie beat more than 500 children from across Guernsey and Alderney to the top prize with her colourful and bold Aurigny birthday card design. The competition was to design a birthday card to mark Aurigny’s 50th anniversary.
Aurigny CEO Mark Darby helped to unveil a giant version of the winning design at Guernsey Airport, in front of the six finalists, their families and teachers.
The competition’s runner-up was St Martin’s Primary School’s Alex Brimage who won a £200 voucher for his school. This can be used by the school to support any fundraising activities/events being held this year.
A public Facebook vote helped us to pick the top 6 finalists, with thousands of people voting for their favourite design online. Representatives from Aurigny’s chosen charities of the year, the GSPCA and Male Uprising Guernsey (MUG), then had the difficult decision to pick the winning design and the runner-up.
Aurigny CEO Mark Darby said the airline had been overwhelmed by both the number of entries and the standard of all the designs.
“You can see how much hard work has been put in by the pupils and we’d like to issue a big thank you to everyone who took part.
“Our judges said it was a really tough task to pick a winner. They were all fantastic designs and all so different.
“We’ve created a giant version of the winning card, which will be on display by our Ticket Desk, for the next couple of weeks. The judges said they thought Georgie’s birthday cards was a fun and original design. It also shows all the destinations that Aurigny fly to.
“Congratulations to Georgie and Alex, and once again, we’d like to thank all the pupils who took part. They all did brilliantly.”