Sign shows off co-operation in Wittering

Wittering Primary School pupils, parish councillors and RAF Wittering Personnel unveil the new village sign. EMN-141031-163638001
Wittering Primary School pupils, parish councillors and RAF Wittering Personnel unveil the new village sign. EMN-141031-163638001
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School pupils, councillors and air force personnel unveiled a new sign for their village.

The hand-crafted sign was designed by Year 6 pupils at Wittering Primary School and was funded by the Armed Forces Community Covenant. It features All Saints’ Church, the school, a Harrier jet and the colours of the rainbow.

Wittering Parish Council chairman Richard Roffe said: “The schoolchildren have produced a beautiful design, the RAF has funded the project and worked with the council throughout.”

Acting station commander, Wing Commander James Lapsley, said the base was lucky to have such a positive bond with the school.

He added: “In many ways, the new sign is an embodiment of that bond. For me the design is particularly poignant. It’s an optimistic design which acknowledges the history of the village, the importance of the school and the positive presence of the RAF.”