A Year 8 student from Attleborough Academy Norfolk, Finley Williams, has won a competition organised by estate agents abbotFox to come up with a new design for its fleet of Minis – and Finley got to see the results first-hand as the new-look Minis were unveiled this week at the academy.
Earlier this year Norwich-based estate agents abbotFox launched a rebranding competition in which pupils from Norfolk schools were asked to come up with their own design for the abbotFox Mini.
The Mini’s are used to chauffeur clients to and from house viewings and the estate agents wanted to see what designs the students could come up with. The school teenagers were given a brief to incorporate the abbotFox brand colours, but were encouraged to be as imaginative as they could.
Schools from across the county submitted entries to the competition and it took much careful deliberation to decide the winning design. Members of the public were able to leave their feedback on each submitted design through abbotFox’s social media channels, all of which was taken into careful consideration when deciding the winning design.
Finley’s sleek and eye-catching design features 4 coloured stripes on the black background specified in the project brief. The four abbotFox Minis also include Finley’s signature and the Attleborough Academy Norfolk logo.
After seeing his winning design unveiled, Finley said: “I went for a design that I thought would be simple yet striking. Seeing the cars with my design on was very exciting! It was really cool because I didn’t think I was going to win. This is a good achievement for me to put on my CV.”
Head of Design and Technology, Mr Jeffs, said: “Finley met the brief really well and his design looks brilliant on the Minis. We had 20 Year 8 Design and Technology students enter the abbotFox competition. It is really good to have involved so many of our students in a creative design challenge set by a local business.”
Samuel Le Good, a partner at abbotFox commented: “As a company we believe in the importance of working and interacting with the local community and this proved a great way of being able to do so in a fun and rewarding environment.”