Pupils show drive for livery designs

BMW Stratstone Tyneside Series 2 livery competition winner Calanthe Wales, aged 11 from Choppington with David Guy, dealer principal at Stratstone Tyneside BMW.
BMW Stratstone Tyneside Series 2 livery competition winner Calanthe Wales, aged 11 from Choppington with David Guy, dealer principal at Stratstone Tyneside BMW.
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Young designers were driven to come up with a car’s new livery as part of a special launch.

Pupils from Bothal Middle School in Ashington were given a brief to design an original livery for the new BMW 2 Series Active Tourer which depicted their idea of a perfect day out with family and friends.

The challenge had been set by Wallsend-based Stratstone Tyneside BMW who were helping launch the new car.

And the competition was won by Year 5 pupil Calanthe Wales, aged 11, from Choppington, whose colourful design captured a family day out in the countryside.

Her design has been brought to life on the sides of the dealership’s demonstrator model. Fellow pupils Grace Middleton and Ethan Storey, both aged 10 were awarded joint second place.

David Guy, dealer principal at Stratstone Tyneside BMW, said: “The livery design project is a national BMW initiative which Bothal students entered enthusiastically.

“We were very pleased with the standard of entries; the kids went to a great deal of effort which made judging tough for our panel.

“We also had a lot of fun hosting them at the launch, their enthusiasm is infectious and Clanathe’s sketch looks great on the car. Our team say it’s been the best launch event we’ve hosted and thoroughly enjoyed working with Bothal Middle School on this project.”

Clanathe’s winning design will stay on the car for some time and the car is also going on display at the School.

Principal at Bothal Middle, Andy Roberts said: “I’m very proud of our students and would like to thank David and his team for partnering with us.

“Our children thrive on working with businesses in a real-life scenario. Such links enhance the curriculum, bringing a real-life application and purpose to studies, at a young age.”