7th Dec, 2016

National award for innovative pupils' storage solution

Stratford Editorial 29th Jul, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THREE pupils from St Benedict’s Catholic High School scooped first place in a national competition.

Lilya Turner-Hurd, Umika Vadera and Beth Sykes created the ‘Green Geranium’ cardboard container to win the Paperworks Challenge run by the Confederation of Paper Industries (CPI).

Pupils around the country were challenged to create a logo and brand, then design a packaging solution for anything they wanted.

The Alcester school trio decided to come up with a storage and carrying solution for transporting geraniums which won them a cash prize plus £250 for the school.

The judges said: “It’s clear the students put in maximum effort, from the design itself to all the extras they included.

“They’ve gone above and beyond the brief, learnt from past designs and produced something that could have come out of a professional design studio.”

And the school’s technology teacher David Wright said he was immensely proud of the girls who worked independently and only used resources within the school to make a professional product of the highest quality.