A logo competition held as part of DAMHA’s 120th anniversary has been won by a six-year-old boy.
DAMHA invited the year 2 children at Cestria Primary School in Chester-le-Street to design an anniversary logo.
After doing research with the help of their parents and teachers, the children worked very hard on their designs.
The standard was very high, but after lots of deliberation, DAMHA have chosen the logo created by six-year-old Oliver Johnson.
Oliver’s design features a miners’ head lamp illuminating the words ‘Durham Aged Mineworkers’ Homes Association’, with ‘120th Anniversary’ running along the bottom.
His design will shortly be put on the DAMHA website, as well as being used in the summer edition of its residents’ magazine and on a banner which will be paraded at the Durham Miners’ Gala on 14th July.
For winning the competition, Oliver has had his logo framed and received a £10 book voucher. DAMHA has also donated £120 to the school to buy books, and some sweets for all 58 year 2 children at Cestria.
DAMHA Chief Executive Paul Mullis said: “Cestria Primary School is very close to our head office and we have forged good links with them, including inviting the children to sing to residents at our annual forum in December 2017.
“We, therefore, knew just who to turn too when we decided to run our logo competition and we couldn’t be happier with the results.
“The standard of entries was extremely high and it made the judging very difficult, but we thought Oliver’s design perfectly captured us as an organisation, and we are pleased to be able to use his logo during the rest of our anniversary year.
“We would like to thank all the children for their hard work; they did a fantastic job.”
Year 2 Teacher Jayne Behenna said: “The children did some research at home and school before starting their designs and they should all be very proud of what they have achieved.
“We would like to thank DAMHA for inviting us to take part in the competition and for their kind donation, which will enable us to buy books for the new school year.”