Young innovators put through their paces

August 01 2018

A competition challenging young people to design and make products has brought students from two local schools together to compete for the Young Innovator of the Year title.

Held annually at Chipping Sodbury Town Hall the 2018 competition organised by the Rotary Club, tested 55 students from Brimsham Green and Chipping Sodbury Schools, putting them before judges from local organisations including Waitrose, Hanson Quarries and Renishaws.

The winners were Stephen Hobbs for Product Design, Aaliyah Wilmott for Senior Product Design, Rochelle Brooks  for Textiles and Tilly Crowley for Graphics. George Birnie representing Brimsham Green School was declared the overall Young Innovator of the Year.

Organiser Keith Pattison said “Rotary are always happy to support the work and aspirations of young people in the area. Sometimes we do this financially, sometimes with prizes and also by running competitions such as this“. Photo above: Winner of the textile section Rochelle Brooks receives her prize from Rotary President John Berridge