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Fulwell Junior School

Fulwell Junior School, Sunderland

Fulwell Junior School’s design is based on four values which they chose to reflect the history of the royal family whilst capturing the children’s hopes for the future and the school’s own values: aspiration, resilience, unity and renewal. Strong connections to North East England, oceans, coasts and rivers feature heavily. Otters symbolise renewal as they have been sighted in the River Wear after a long period of negative environmental impact by ship building and coal mining industries. Local landmark Fulwell Mill was chosen to symbolise resilience and because it is a key feature of the Fulwell Junior School badge. A ship’s helm represents King Charles’ role as King and the lighthouse represents hope and security.

This bench was brought to life in collaboration with artist Jina Gelder – an artist who paints wildlife art and produces gifts and homeware.

the winning design

We really liked the visual references to the local area. It was clear that the students really understood the project, connecting the values of their own area to the values of the King.

Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition Judges

the bench at the tower

Coronation Benches at the Tower of London for the Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition
Coronation Benches at the Tower of London for the Tower of London Schools Coronation Competition
Coronation Benches at the Tower of London

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