Student design comes to life after comp win
ST COLUMB Minor Academy were joined by Exeter Chiefs and Cornish Pirates star Jack Innard to celebrate winning a prestigious countywide kit design competition.
The Academy entered an event run by AGAME Sports to win a unique school rugby shirt, designed by a child at the school. Entries came from all over Cornwall with AGAME narrowing it down to their favourite four shirts.
Voting was made via Facebook and all four schools in the final were in competition to receive the most likes and therefore win a set of rugby shirts.
Hermione Hogg, a Year Three student, won with her ‘Learning to Ride the Wave of Life’ inspired shirt, encompassing the school’s motto. It was a really close competition but St Columb won with nearly 3,000 likes meaning it was their design that was brought to life.
Adrian and Alexa from AGAME bought ambassador Innard, who has a dual-registration with both the Pirates and Chiefs, to present the Academy with their 15 new shirts.
Academy secretary Maggie Simpson said: “The children were all thrilled with the design and are very keen to wear them, with Year One children asking when they will be able to try them on.
“The kit will be used for all sporting events in Key Stage Two. We were very proud of all of the children that took part.”