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High Flying Pupils at London Luton Airport

Published: 01 July 2011

Pupils from Saint Joseph’s Catholic Junior School in Luton have unveiled a striking focal piece of design work for London Luton Airport’s Chapel and Multi Faith Prayer Room.

The final artwork was inspired by students from schools across Luton, as a result of a design competition to create a picture which reflected the themes of ‘travel, faith, prayer, worship and unity under God’ for both the Prayer Room and Chapel, used by passengers and staff, as a place for reflection and prayer.  The competition was deemed a great success with over 100 entries submitted from primary and secondary schools across Luton. 

The winning entries which formed the collaborative design work were submitted by:

· Junior winner: Laelite Huggins, St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School, Luton

· Junior runner up: Swetha Lakshminarayanan, Hillborough Junior School, Luton

· Junior second runner up: Rosy Tambwe, Hillborough Junior School

· Secondary winner: Ellie Chittenden, Putteridge High School, Luton

· Secondary runner up: Annie Thomas, Putteridge High School, Luton

Reverend Michael Banfield, Senior Chaplain at London Luton Airport said: ‘We were delighted to welcome pupils from St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School to unveil the new prayer room picture. We were impressed by the quality of work submitted and would like to thank all of the schools who participated in the competition. We are sure that the picture will be enjoyed for many years to come by both our passengers, staff and found to be helpful to personal reflection.’

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