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St Margaret's Pupil Recognised in National Schools Design Competition

Published Thursday 27th of November 2014 03:12:20 PM

A pupil at St Margaret�s Preparatory School in Calne, Wiltshire has just been named a runner-up of a national competition to design the �Classroom of the Future�. Organised by YPO, one of the UK�s largest suppliers of educational products, the third place entry has been awarded �250 of school equipment.

The successful design was developed back in the summer by Phoebe Wirick, then aged 8. Her classroom of the future included a holographic teacher, a portal to teleport to different places and buttons that float to control the classroom from any location.

Simon Hill, Managing Director of YPO, said: �Our �Classroom of the Future� competition attracted a number of very creative and innovative entries. We were particularly impressed by the ideas in Phoebe�s winning design. YPO has been supplying products and equipment to schools for 40 years and we look forward to seeing some of her ideas in our 2054 catalogue!�

Mike Callahan, Head of Computing at St Margaret�s Preparatory School, said: �The competition really enthused the children in our Computer Club. There were many original and thought provoking ideas from the children. I am delighted that our school produced a winning entry. We look forward to receiving new equipment for the school, which is likely to be more traditional than the ideas put forward for the competition!�

The competition was launched earlier this year to mark YPO�s 40th anniversary. Since it was established in 1974, the publicly owned organisation has helped schools save money through its bulk buying power for supplies and centralised contact services.
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St Margaret's Preparatory School, Calne

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