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Design the classroom of the future

Students in the Daventry area have just one month left to enter a competition to design a classroom of the future

The winners will get £2,500 worth of technology for their school including an LED TV, camera, laptop and more.

Children 16 and under are competing with pupils across the UK in the Classroom of the Future Competition, being run by schools supply company Viking and the British Institute of Interior Design.

The competition is judged in two categories - one for primary schools and one for secondary schools. Students enter by bringing to life their vision of how a classroom will look in the future.

The deadline for pupils to enter the competition, which will be co-judged by experts from the British Institute of Interior Design, is Friday July 18 2014. The winning schools will receive £2,500 worth of multimedia equipment* and an individual prize for the winning pupil.

Sophie Christopher, head of events, PR and external marketing communications at Office Depot and Viking said: “This competition is a great way to encourage children to think about the way in which design and technology is a key component to our modern world.

“These innovative ideas may even spark the minds of budding artists, engineers and designers. We’ve been really encouraged by the number of entries we’ve had so far and would love for more students to get involved before the competition close”

Debra McQuin, marketing director at the BIID, said: “As the professional institute for the interior design industry, a successful future depends on us encouraging and supporting students who might choose a career in design.

“The Viking competition is a great way for school children to experience working on a live brief, encouraging them to use their imagination and creativity in designing a practical classroom. We feel it is very important to nurture future designers and engage with the young design talent of the future.”

*Competition entries are divided into two age categories – 11 and under, and 12 years and over. See terms and conditions and prize bundle contents at http://bit.ly/1i5fr4h

 

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