Cre­ative young­sters go with the flow to win com­pe­ti­tion

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - School Report -

Pupils at Mer­sham Pri­mary School have won a com­pe­ti­tion to de­sign a wa­ter sys­tem of the fu­ture as part of the Ash­ford Fes­ti­val of Art and Tech­nol­ogy.

The de­lighted chil­dren were pre­sented with cer­tifi­cates for their suc­cess.

The com­pe­ti­tion, launched in Septem­ber, in­vited young­sters to de­sign a wa­ter sys­tem to pro­vide clean drink­ing wa­ter, de­vise a way to clear plas­tic and other pol­lu­tion from the sea and rivers, or cre­ate a sys­tem to sup­ply wa­ter to outer space.

As win­ners, Mer­sham Pri­mary also re­ceived a ham­per of art sup­plies do­nated by Neil Pro­drick, man­ager of Wilko in Park Mall, Ash­ford, at Mon­day’s school assem­bly.

Becky Withey, 23, events man­ager at Ash­ford’s Cen­tre of Cre­ativ­ity and En­ter­prise, said: “Mer­sham Pri­mary School’s de­signs were so cre­ative and the pupils wrote de­tailed sto­ries on the back of their pic­tures ex­plain­ing their wa­ter sys­tems.

She added: “Their ideas were beau­ti­ful.”

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM3527360

Becky Withey, fes­ti­val co-founder Betsy Aidinyantz and pupils

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