Slippers designs made real

Pupils Ammar Ayes, 11, and Sarah Al Hamali, 11, with their winning slippers
Pupils Ammar Ayes, 11, and Sarah Al Hamali, 11, with their winning slippers

Two pupils have been rewarded for their hard work by having their designs for a pair of slippers made into the real thing.

Ammar Ayes, 11, and Sarah Al Hamali, 11, who attend Barton Seagrave Primary School, and the rest of the school’s Year 6 pupils were set the challenge by a local shoe manufacturer.

Goldline UK sent the winning designs to its factory in China, where they were made into real slippers before being sent to the school.

Sophina Crowley, technical office manager at the shoe company, said: “We were really impressed with the children’s designs.

“It was a really difficult decision to choose a winner because they were all of a high standard.

“We have been doing this project with the school for three years now.”

The children drew designs of their slippers and then made physical copies using sewing, knitting and other craft skills.

At the end of the project, Goldline visited the school to judge the best design ideas in each class.

The company also awarded certificates for first, second and third place.