Talented tech pupil from Penwortham reaches national competition finals with his design

A Penwortham pupil is one of only five young people to reach the finals of a national design competition.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 12:12 pm
Year 9 pupil Will has a talent for tech according to his teacher Mr Jousiffe, and he has now been recognised as a finalist in a national design competition, photo: Neil Cross.

William Moorhouse, 14, from Walton le Dale, submitted his design for a children's toy during lockdown and has now made it to the finals of a national competiton.

The year nine is one of five finalists in the competition run by TLNT Holdings' 'Untitled' which acts as a platform for young people aged 11-18 who want to get into the creative industries.

The All Hallows Catholic High School pupil has a talent for tech according to his teacher, Mr Dave Jousiffe.

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Year 9 All Hallows Catholic High School pupil William Moorhouse has reached the finals of a design competition, photo: Neil Cross

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"William has always produced extraordinary work during his design and technology lessons at All Hallows," said Mr Jousiffe who is head of technology and computing at the school.

"The creativity and originality that he has shown in his work for this competition has been first-rate and the design skills that he possesses are astonishing for a student of his age.

"He has worked exceptionally hard on his submission and I am delighted that the effort has paid off and he is going to be given this fabulous opportunity to pitch his idea to a panel of industry professionals.

"It will be an unforgettable experience for him which is thoroughly deserved."

Winners of the competition will get a chance to pitch their design to Mojo Nation and the Design & Technology Association.

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