Joy for a town school as a pupil wins prize

Lacey-Beth Bishop with headteacher Coleen Wilkins and the prizes.
Lacey-Beth Bishop with headteacher Coleen Wilkins and the prizes.
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A six-year-old girl from Daventry has won her school a multimedia bundle worth £2,500.

Lacey-Beth Bishop from Falconer’s Hill Infant School impressed the judging panel in the Viking Classrroom of the Future.

Among the prizes are tablets, digital cameras, printers and various technological equipment.

Headteacher Coleen Wilkins said: “The children were asked to design a classroom of the future and Lacey-Beth had some brilliant ideas that included a hologram teacher and automatic recycling machines.

“We were delighted to hear she had been shortlisted, but then when we heard the news she had won the competition we were overjoyed because she was one of the youngest to enter.

“Lacey-Beth received an iPad as a prize but the school also hugely benefited from a donation of fabulous IT equipment as well.”

Judges from Viking, provider of everyday essentials to schools, and competition partner British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), praised Lacey-Beth’s thought for the environment and innovative teaching methods shown in her entry.

Jacqueline Hills, legal and compliance director at Viking and competition judge, said: “For such a young school girl Lacey-Beth clearly demonstrated creativity and practicality in her design and a real forethought for the environment and future teaching systems.”