Barlborough: Young designer Sarah enjoys sock success in national Fairtrade competition

Barlborough Hall School pupil, Sarah Chantry, has beaten more than 6,000 young pupils from across the country to make the top 10 in a national sock design competition.

The budding young Derbyshire designer took part in the Catholic aid agency, CAFOD Find Your Fairtrade Feet competition for seven to 11 year-olds.

The aim of the competition was to show entrants that the choices they make in buying Fairtrade products can make a real difference to farmers and producers in the developing world.

Pupils were invited to design a Fairtrade-themed sock and designs were received from pupils from thousands of pupils from 142 schools.

The panel of judges picked out Sarah’s as one of nine runners-up and she received a voucher to spend at SockShop.

Her teacher at Barlborough Hall, Frances Wilson, said: “I was delighted to hear that Sarah was a runner up, with over 6,000 entries it was an outstanding achievement.”

“Sarah certainly is a developing talent.”