Young designer is finalist in national competition


A pupil from Alderley Edge School for Girls has been named as a finalist in a national competition to design an eye-catching cycle helmet.

Charlotte Cassidy, eight, showed off her artistic talents by creating an imaginative helmet and her design will now go before a public vote to find an overall winner.

The winning child will receive their helmet as a real product as well as a bike stunt show at their school.

Sally Travis, marketing manager at FUCHS, who organised the competition, said: "We received some fantastic entries to our Design a Helmet competition and it was a really tough task picking out three finalists.

"Charlotte did a great job in making her design stand-out with some very bright colours. Well done Charlotte and good luck in the final!"

Charlotte's design has a weather theme with rainbows, lightning, sun and stars.

Sally added: "This has been a fun competition to encourage children to be creative. But there is an important message too – it's absolutely crucial that kids wear a helmet when they are out and about on their bikes. They can be lifesavers."

There are three finalists in total. Votes for whom can be cast online.

The closing date for votes is Friday May 19th, 5pm.

Alderley Edge School for Girls