A Year 8 student from Lambeth Academy, Sophie McGrath, has designed the chosen logo to represent the IDeas Festival, which is United Learning’s national cultural festival for 2017.
The month-long festival, which will launch on 20th June, will involve primary and secondary pupils from across United Learning’s academies and independent schools exploring ideas about identity. Over the four weeks, students from across the country will be taking part in arts, music, sporting and leadership events within their schools and local clusters as well as participating in group-wide events on a national scale.
Lambeth Academy is one of several schools which has successfully bid for funding from United Learning to stage their own celebrations for the festival. The school will be holding a series of six workshops for students and local primary pupils to explore the work of performers, artists and creative thinkers who have played a pivotal role in developing the local cultural history of the London Borough of Lambeth.
Explaining the thinking behind her design, which is bright and colourful and includes a picture of a lightbulb, Sophie said:
“I am really excited about the IDeas Festival this year. I really liked the ‘ideas’ element of the title and took inspiration from watching some of my favourite cartoons and how the characters’ ideas are shown as lightbulb moments. I also wanted to keep lots of bright colours and I think this helps to emphasise the ‘ID’ part of the title. The logo has a bright, happy, festival feel!”
The logo will be used to promote the festival across United Learning and will feature on all IDeas Festival resources and on the Group’s website.
Catherine Barker, Head of Music and Performing Arts at United Learning, said:
“We would like to thank Sophie for designing the logo for this year’s festival; it perfectly captures the excitement and buzz we want the festival to create in our schools.
There is already a broad range of activities planned across the Group, including two major, regional music and performing arts events, and within individual schools, such as the workshops at Lambeth Academy, and more schools are getting involved each week.
“We are really looking forward to seeing how students and staff celebrate their individual, local and school identities and use the festival as a platform for innovation and new ideas within the curriculum and beyond.”