Matthew is thrilled to win restaurant logo competition


Ysgol Penygloddfa pupils were so inspired after visiting Llys Glan yr Afon extra care scheme when it was being built that they came up with a logo for The Orangery restaurant.


 Ysgol Penygloddfa pupils celebrate in The Orangery


Ninety pupils visited the building site in July last year and used their creative skills to work on a project to design a logo for the Orangery.
The logos were so good that several were shortlisted. Matthew Davies, 11, was thrilled to hear that his logo had won when it was announced in a school assembly. He was invited to unveil the logo at Llys Glan yr Afon with his classmates and residents.

Luke Reeves, Head of Care & Support and Julie McPhater, Scheme Manager at Wales & West Housing, help Matthew Davies to unveil his winning logo
Matthew said: “This is awesome – I couldn’t believe I had won and it’s great to see my logo on the walls of the restaurant.”
The runners-up were Piper Lloyd, Jack Grant, Lauren Jervis and Lauryn Watson-Smythe.
Headteacher Jim MacDonald said: "At Ysgol Penygloddfa we are passionate about our links with the community and were therefore very excited when we were approached about this project last Summer. It was a heart-warming experience to observe pupils chatting to residents and we look forward to a long and extremely beneficial partnership." 
Anne Hinchey, Chief Executive of Wales & West Housing, said: “It’s wonderful to see how residents have settled into the community since they moved in last November and how pupils from Ysgol Penygloddfa have enjoyed designing a logo for the restaurant. Llys Glan yr Afon is a significant milestone for Powys and we would like to thank our partners, Powys County Council, and the Welsh Government, for helping to make this possible.”