Daventry pupil gets shortlisted for award

A pupil from Daventry has been shortlisted in a national competition to win a multimedia bundle worth £2,5000 for her school.

Lacey-Beth Bishop, from Falconer’s Hill Infant School, Daventry, entered the competition which asked budding artists to visualise what their classroom would look like years from now in the ‘Classroom of the Future’ competition.

After trawling through hundreds of entries, six other pupils from across the UK join Lacey-Beth on the shortlist for the competition run by Viking, which supplies classroom essentials.

Other finalists in a second Northamptonshire pupil from Kettering.

Judges were blown away by the creativity and innovation demonstrated in each entry, all of which illustrated an idea of what a future classroom might look like.

The Classroom of the Future competition was broken down into two age categories, giving two lucky schools the chance to each win a multimedia bundle worth £2,500.

The categories included 11 and under and age 12 to 16 inclusive. Pupils were encouraged to enter designs that were as imaginative as they were practical, and by using their creative licence were able to submit their entries in any medium they saw fit.

The final winners of the competition will be announced in October.