ONE of the city’s longest established schools is undergoing a rebrand after a significant financial investment.
Bury Lawn School will be renamed the Webber Independent School after urban designer Melvin M Webber, the ‘father’ of Milton Keynes who was responsible for its unique design.
One of the key elements of the rebranding will include a new school logo design, created by the children, which will be voted for by the public.
Over the past month, pupils, teachers and parents have all submitted design ideas which embody the new name and the core values of the school, including World Citizenship, Universal Values, Leadership Qualities and Forward Thinking.
More than 200 entries were received and shortlisted to just four designs submitted by Haruka Kanasugi, from Year 7, Year 9 pupils Christine Hanson and George Burgess, Year 10 pupil Ben Lee and director of studies and head of English, Belinda Hunt.
The school will also welcome a new principal in September in Mrs Sue Vig.
She said: “We are extremely conscious of respecting the school’s history and preserving its memory within the local community, and we are equally interested in making The Webber Independent School an integral part of Milton Keynes’ future. The logo design is a small but important part of the school’s future heritage and something we strongly felt warranted the input of the wider audience of the city.”
> To vote for your favourite design simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with a,b,c or d plus you name and contact details.