A competition was recently held to design a new logo for the Pengwern Community Hub at Llangollen.

Children from Years 5 and 6 at Ysgol Y Gwernant and Ysgol Bryn Collen took part by submitting their design ideas with images that represent their take on ‘Pengwern’.

The hub works to increase opportunities to raise skills and aspirations, as well as resources to deliver activities and services to support people.

Nearly 100 entries were received which were whittled down to four by representatives from Denbighshire County Council, South Denbighshire Community Partnership and Friends of Pengwern.

The final four were displayed at the Pengwern Hub and shared via the Project’s social media page, for residents to vote for their favourite logo design.

The winning entry was shared with a Graphic Designer who created a professional image from the child’s idea to create the new Pengwern Hub logo.

All children received a gift bag for entering the competition, but the four children who received prizes for winner and runners up were:

• Jimmy McGreary – Year 5 of Ysgol Y Gwernant (WINNER)

• Rhys Wyn-Jones – Year 6 of Ysgol Y Gwernant

• Delilah Kemp – Year 5 of Ysgol Bryn Collen

• Hester Sutcliffe – Year 6 of Ysgol Bryn Collen

Cllr Rhys Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities, said: “We are really proud to see the support for this competition and want to wish a big congratulation to Jimmy for his winning design.

“The Council is proud to continue working with our partner organisations in supporting the hub’s continued work to increase the overall wellbeing of the local community.

Gwyndaf Davies, Headteacher at Ysgol Y Gwernant said: “As a school we feel very grateful to Pengwern Hwb for asking us to take part in their logo competition. The children love taking part in community projects and this competition was a great opportunity for the children to use their creative skills.

We are delighted that our pupils did so well in the competition. Congratulations to Jimmy McGreary year 5 on coming 1st and Rhys Jones year 6 for making the final 4. Well done also to everyone who took part.”

Margaret Sutherland, Chief Executive Officer of South Denbighshire Community Partnership (SDCP) said: “SDCP are delighted to be working in partnership with Denbighshire County Council and Friends of Pengwern on the development of the community hub, which will provide enhanced activities and services for the Llangollen community.

“Extensive consultation in the summer of 2021 identified services and activities that the community felt were needed. All partners have a very clear aspiration for the hub to provide a place that the Llangollen Community will embrace and actively contribute to the management and direction of, so involving the children in the design of the new logo was a first step in realising that aspiration, and we feel it captures the hub as being at the heart of the community and its location.”.