Young Beach Hut Designers

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On the 8th February 2013, pupils from North Somercotes Primary School visited the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford to take part in a workshop to design beach huts for a competition set up in their region.

RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects), the Mablethorpe Area Partnership and East Lindsey District Council have organised the competition that the students were taking part in.

Beach Hut Design

After taking part in the NCCD workshop the students are going to make models of their ideas back at their own school near Grimsby. There were some very eye-catching designs such as ice creams, milkshakes, rocket ships and castles. Last year’s winner of this competition had a hut that when you sunbathe in it you can move the doors to direct the sunlight towards you.

The criteria for the competition included that the design couldn’t be bigger than 2.4 metres squared and not ridiculously tall. Designers also couldn’t use materials that aren’t in abundance or cost a lot of money such as gold, silver, crystals and diamonds. The competition closes on the 25th March 2013 and is only open to students in Years 5 and 6. The winning entry will be built and displayed on Mablethorpe beach in September as part of the Bathing Beauties Festival.

By Rebecca

KSHSSA News Team

Listen to KSHSSA’s radio show on the beach hut competition to hear about some of the fantastic designs, everyday this week at 13.00 on YJA Radio.