Mawsley Primary School Student wins national design competition
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Mawsley student wins national design competition

By Rhian Binns, Communications Officer

Student receiving voucher

(L-R) Budding artist Eva Fry-Morales receiving her winning £500 YPO voucher alongside YPO Customer Relationship Manager, Peter Stapleton and Mawsley Community Primary School headteacher, Michelle Harris.

Budding young artist Eva Fry-Morales, age eight, from Mawsley Community Primary School in Kettering has been named the key stage one winner of a national classroom design competition, organised by YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying organisation.

Her winning entry was selected by members of YPO’s furniture design team as they enjoyed Eva’s inspiring creative book corner with climbing stairs and a rainbow window which brings fairy-tale imagery into the classroom. 

The competition, to encourage young artists to showcase their best classroom design, was open to primary school children across the UK.  YPO has been designing and transforming spaces in schools and classrooms for decades and were keen to see what pupils dream classroom would look like.

The winning design needed to be creative, fun and inspiring, showing that the possibilities are endless, and no classroom rules applied, every child’s dream.

“We saw entries from children that showed the use of water slides to enter into the classroom, bouncy castles, classroom puppies, chocolate fountains, princess and pirate portals and much more. The entries were fantastic and showed the imagination of children in full swing,” said Peter Stapleton, Customer Relationship Manager from YPO.

The competition was shortlisted into two categories, key stage one students age 4-7, and key stage two students age 7-11. Key stage one winner Eva Fry-Morales and key stage two winner Abi Reed, age nine from St Wilfrid’s Church of England School in Burgess Hill, West Sussex both received a £500 YPO voucher for their respective schools.