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Rotary Young Designer competition 2015 – Towcester success

The Rotary Club of Towcester is delighted to announce that Daniel O’Beirne of Sponne School came second in the finals of the District Rotary Young Designer Competition 2015, which took place at the Kettering Buccleuch Academy on Saturday June 20th. Students at the finals came from all over Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Daniel presented his prototype for an innovative Cycle Storage unit which was not only judged on its technical ability, but also commercial use and degree of workmanship. Daniel was awarded a cash prize as well as a Rotary Young Designer Certificate.

Daniel receives his Rotary Young Designer certificate

Daniel receives his Rotary Young Designer certificate


Daniel was part of the 47 GCSE and A Level students who had made it through to the final by winning their respective local competitions. The variety and excellence of ideas, invention and workmanship was quite astounding, ranging from soft fabrics, paper art, woodwork to metal work and plastics.

All work undertaken for the Rotary Young Designer Competition is part of the student’s normal curriculum studies.

Accompanying Daniel at the finals was Jake Ward who was the local GCSE level winner with his Dog Food Dispenser.

We would like to wish Daniel much success in his future.