Children challenged to design a face mask

Healthcare provider Medicspot has launched an exciting competition to promote mask-wearing, challenging primary school pupils across Berwickshire to put their creative skills to the test and design their own face mask.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:52 am
Updated Thursday, 4th March 2021, 10:59 am
Sophia with her face mask design for the Medicspot Face Mask Challenge.
Sophia with her face mask design for the Medicspot Face Mask Challenge.

The Medicspot Face Mask Challenge is open to all children aged 5–14 at primary and secondary schools throughout the local area, including Acomb First School, Allendale Primary School and Swansfield Park Primary School.

Berwickshire children are encouraged to complete the challenge while at home by printing out the face mask template from the Medicspot website and letting their creativity flow.

The winning entry, judged by CBBC presenter and YouTube star Joe Tasker, will win £500 for their primary school to spend on supplies as well as 30 face masks featuring their spectacular design to share with their classmates.

Another 20 winners will also win a face mask featuring their design, with four in each of the five age categories - five and six; seven and eight; nine and ten; 11 and 12; and ages 13 and 14.

Face masks featuring all the winning designs will be made available to purchase online – with 100 per cent of the proceeds going to NHS Charities Together.

In a survey of 1,000 UK secondary school pupils by Medicspot, more than half (57 per cent) of the pupils surveyed said they would be interested in designing their own face mask to help express themselves.

Commenting on the comptition, Dr Johnson D’souza, Medical Director at Medicspot, said: “We wanted to give children across Berwickshire the opportunity to get involved in the challenge and design their own face mask.

“We hope the competition will encourage children in the local area to keep wearing their masks when necessary and allow their imagination to run wild”, said Dr D’souza.

Children have until the end of May to get their entries in.

To download the mask template and enter, go to https://www.medicspot.co.uk/mask

Medicspot is a leading healthcare provider of digital GP services and Covid testing in the UK.

It has over 300 clinics and 80 Covid testing locations across the country.