Trinity Learning Logo Design

Trinity Learning has been going for ten years, providing a unique kind of support to schools. Rosemary ,who runs Trinity Learning, asked local schools to design a new logo.
Trinity Learning Logo
This one from a child at Carswell school did not win.
Trinity Learning Logo
Neither did this mood board showing a development of ideas with a final idea.
Trinity Learning Logo
Neither did any of these designs win. All were very good.
Trinity Learning Logo
The winning drawing was by seven year old Olivia from St Peter CE Primary School in Wootton. The design shows a dove flying out, and the judges felt this captured the essence of the work done by Trinity Learning – setting staff and children free to go in peace. The wings of the dove also looked like a hand. The children’s future is in our hands.
Trinity Learning Logo
Professionals from MCC Design (in Long Hanborough) then transformed the winning drawing into the final logo.

These drawings, and many more, are on display at 35 Ock Street over the the next couple of weeks. There will be a prize giving in March.

28 thoughts on “Trinity Learning Logo Design

  1. Ben

    I know, Horsesmouth, astonishing that one so young might have read Genesis 9:13, eh? Or even, Lord help us! just think that rainbows are pretty?

  2. Horsesmouth

    Depends on your interpretation of those colours Iain? If as PPJS suggests the “child” and let’s not forget they are but children, (some as young as seven) drew the colours of the rainbow on the cross in an expression of joy and happiness, then it is fantastic, but I’m sure I wouldn’t be the only parent/grand parent to wonder why seven year olds are even aware of what being gay is? And that’s not a negative comment Iain, plenty of time ahead for them to learn about life’s differences

  3. Spike S

    Not interpretation of “colours” but interpretation of the prefixed “gay colours”.
    Like the children, I had innocently read this with the original meaning of “gay” as in joyful; not the modern corruption of language. No wonder children get confused.

  4. Robin

    I too like the cross and pencil design and have to admit that, for me, the colours used evoked those of a stained glass window in the sunshine but I guess it depends on your point of view and/or agenda. To be honest I had no idea that some colours were, in fact, ‘gay’ in any sense of the word. Could Horsesmouth perhaps provide us with a list of colours and their sexual orientation (not that it makes any difference, I’m just fascinated and keen to learn). It would be helpful also adding some sort of age appropriateness symbol for each colour. Maybe using the PEGI rating system found on video games?

  5. Sarah

    Dear Horsesmouth:
    Let me see, a Sunday School type of project. Perhaps this was the inspiration?
    Genesis 9:
    8 Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
    9 “I now establish my covenant with you and with your descendants after you
    10 and with every living creature that was with you—the birds, the livestock and all the wild animals, all those that came out of the ark with you—every living creature on earth.
    11 I establish my covenant with you: Never again will all life be destroyed by the waters of a flood; never again will there be a flood to destroy the earth.”
    12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come:
    13 I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
    14 Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds,
    15 I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life.
    16 Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
    Alternatively, perhaps the child just wanted to use all the colours in his/her pencil case because it was pretty?

  6. Robin

    Horsesmouth, I’ve googled it as you suggest and all the research I can find suggests that favourite colours are pretty much independent of gender or sexual orientation. Orange, it seems, grows less popular as people age but that’s about it.
    I did find mention of the rainbow colours as a symbol for the LGBT (sometimes extended to LGBTQ+) movement but, of course, many in that movement would not define themselves as gay (the clues in the name) so that can’t be what you mean.
    Sarah I love those inclusive Bible verses. Seems the rainbow signifies ‘A covenant for ALL living creatures and ALL generations to come” No exclusions, no caveats, no discrimination, which is nice to hear.

  7. Sarah

    Dear Robin, thank you! And I have gone from disliking orange as a girl, to thoroughly embracing it in my middle age. I wonder what that says about me?

  8. Horsesmouth

    Dear Sarah thank you for your detailed reply, you don’t need to remind me of the scriptures, but like it or not the rainbow and it’s colours Noah refers to have been adopted by the gay community and as much as Iain has tried to incorrectly infer I have a prejudice about that subject (i most definitely have not!) My comment was based purely on whether our seven year olds were/are being made aware of a subject that was, just 50 years ago, illegal!
    My thoughts of what seven year olds should think about a rainbow is indeed a message from Noah but with a pot of gold at the end of it and not something that’s been highjacked!
    Here you go then

  9. Daniel

    I think, if you Google ‘FSM’ you will see that The Flying Spaghetti Monster created man from his noodly appendage and it is from there we are descended. However I see no mention of rainbows

    I certainly look forward to Pastafarianism taking its place in the curriculum alongside other religious teachings.

  10. hester

    I have no intenetion of getting drawn into debates about rainbows and the old and new meanigs of “gay”, but I am concerned about your opposition to seven year-olds knowing about same-sex relationships.
    I know a number of small children who are growing up in happy and well-adjusted families where some relatives (aunts/uncles etc) or family friends are in such relationships. The children just take it in their stride. What is much much more dangerous is to treat it as a taboo subject which they will find out about through unofficial routes and pick up all sorts of misinformation and the prejudices of those telling them.

  11. Robin

    Just a thought Horsesmouth but for how long does a law need to be passed before you think its OK to mention it to children? Are we OK to talk about the abolition of slavery? That women are allowed to vote? That husbands can no longer legally beat their wife? That neither parent (nor anyone else for that matter) can physically abuse them?
    Just how long, exactly, do children need to be protected from legislative change?

  12. Sarah

    I don’t believe any colours have been appropriated. Pink, for example, is still worn by every little girl despite the Nazi use of pink triangles and the symbol’s later reclamation and ownership by the gay community: think of the concept of the pink vote and pink weddings. The adoption of certain colours/combinations of colours by certain group does not mean that those colours/combinations are not available for the population at large. Does anyone reading this, for example, own a black shirt?

  13. Horsesmouth

    In yesterday’s daily the former governor of the controversial Tavistock Gender Clinic wrote “ children being rushed into re-alignment-staff to nervous to speak out – I fear we are hurrying our children down a Transgender path they may bitterly regret” !

  14. Sarah

    I certainly approve of their methods of treasure sharing, though not so sure about the compulsory west country accent. I do very much like their lacy cuffs and moustaches. Not sure I’d want to sacrifice a limb, though, even if they were to give me a parrot in recompense.


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