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For the second year in a row, a number of Cirencester College students received prizes for their brilliant efforts in the Cotswold Challenge, which is aimed to inspire students in years 11-13.

Amberley Taylor, Kit Warner, Ted Williams, Kiera Talmage, and Kayleigh Saunders all received top awards for their competition entries.

The Cotswold Challenge first launched during lockdown in 2020, and after great success, was extended to include schools and colleges in Swindon as well as the Cotswolds in 2021.

The competition is divided into three categories:

  • Art and Design
  • Creative Writing
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking

Amberley received 2nd prize in the Art and Design category for her depiction of the ‘Cost of Happiness’ (pictured above), which judge and designer Paul Cottrell said was ‘a truly stunning piece that shows great imagination, skill and hard work’

Kiera Talmage took first prize in the Creative Writing category for her story ‘Growing up Colourised’ which depicted the journey of growing up through different colours to represent each stage of her life. Kiera won £500 and a photoshoot provided by Barbara Leatham Photography.

Lucas Lin-Vines was highly commended for his entry in the Innovation and Entrepreneurial category, his idea ‘QR Care’ was described as ‘well written and thoroughly thought out’ by judge and designer & innovator Ruth Waddingham.

The following Cirencester College students were also commended for their entries:

Fred Hall

Jonny Harvey

Ellie Saunders

Daniel Triggs

Joshua Francis

Fred Hall

Susanna Haley

Sam Dowling

Sophie Nash

Brooke Vizor

Congratulations to all students involved

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To see the full list of results, visit: Home – The Cotswold Challenge

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