ASHBY STUDENTS WIN A RECORD NUMBER OF ROTARY AWARDS

Students from Ashby School won a record seven prizes at the Finals of Rotary’s District 1070 Young Designer Competition 2018 at De Montfort University, Leicester on Saturday 16 June 2018

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Students from Ashby School won a record seven prizes at the Finals of Rotary’s District 1070 Young Designer Competition 2018. The event was held at De Montfort University, Leicester on Saturday 16 June.

Three top awards featured in the Ashby students’ haul. Anna Thorn (pictured above) was rated ‘The most promising textile designer of the year’ for her Tropical Pompom Jacket.
 
Ryun Kidd won the trophy for creating ‘The most innovative design of the year’ for the Shelter Zone project while Oliver Mills repeated his Ashby Rotary Young Designer success by winning the trophy for ‘A-level craftsman of the year’ for his model of the Ashby Hastings Cricket Club pavilion redesign.

Sam Plant picked up an A-level award for his Meerkat Enclosure designed for Twycross Zoo and Imogen Johnson’s Mobile Cinema Model gained her an award also in the A-level category.

The final two prizes went to GCSE level students Rachael Greenhouse for her Musical Theatre Costume and to Caitlin Rowles for her Decorative Table Lamp.

Twenty students from Ashby School were selected by the local Rotary Clubs to take part in the District Finals: the largest group ever and the most from any town across the East Midlands. It was most pleasing to see the students’ parents supporting the competition and also staff from the school helping students with their displays.

Students from the School have never failed to win a prize at District Finals level.