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Student shortlisted for hand sanitiser design competition

Date Posted: Monday 20 April 2020

Ashford School student Bo has recently been shortlisted for the Fountain of Hygiene design competition for her innovative solutions to hand sanitising options.

Bo, who is currently a Year 8 Art Scholar, submitted two designs for the competition, which is organised by designers Bompas & Parr. Her designs include a door handle that covers the hand in sanitiser upon holding, and a plant wall of antibacterial plants, including aloe vera, cloves and eucalyptus, which sanitise the hands upon touching.

Bo’s designs will be published on Bampas & Parr’s online exhibition this week and will go on to be judged by a jury of top designers in the industry, including the Director of the Design Museum, Tim Marlowe OBE and Founder of Dezeen, Marcus Fairs. If her designs are selected, they will be scaled and produced to be exhibited in a physical display at the Design Museum. The designs will then be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.

The competition called for designers young and old to submit their ideas for alternative hand sanitising creations. Given that hand washing has been identified as the most effective way to prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, Bompas & Parr hopes to identify new solutions for sanitising pumps that will have a large social impact by transforming hand washing into a habit.

You can find out more about the competition here: