Viking, the provider of everyday essentials for schools, has announced the winners of its Classroom of the Future competition, awarding two lucky schools a multimedia bundle worth £2,500.
The Classroom of the Future competition was broken down into two age categories, 11 and under, and age 12 to 16 inclusive. Pupils were encouraged to enter designs that were both imaginative and practical, and, were able to submit their entries in any medium they saw fit.
After trawling through hundreds of entries, two UK schools have been selected as winners:
- Primary school winner: Lacey-Beth Bishop, Falconer’s Hill Infant School, Daventry
- Secondary school winners: Matilda Leng & Olivia Graham, Duchess’s Community High School, Northumberland
Judges from Viking, and competition partner, British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), praised both winning entries for their thought for the environment and innovative teaching methods shown in their entries.
Jacqueline Hills, Legal & Compliance Director at Viking and competition judge, said: “Both entries demonstrated creativity and practicality in their design and a real forethought for the environment and future teaching systems. Picking the winners was extremely difficult due to the sheer volume and calibre of the entries, but Lacy-Beth’s, Matilda and Olivia’s design and the thought processes behind them stood out above the rest.”
Lindsey Rendall, Chair of the Student Committee at the BIID and judging partner, added: “The Classroom of the Future competition has been a great opportunity for children to learn more about new technologies and how their environment is evolving, as well as getting stuck into creative design. The effort shown by all of the pupils who entered the competition has been outstanding and it has been a pleasure to judge.”