Prep Student Wins Bayer’s Lab Coat Design Competition

One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, Bayer AG, has announced the winner of their lab coat competition in which school children had to design a lab coat that illustrates what science means to them.

Baylab, an arm of Bayer, is a free laboratory for schools and offers state of the art equipment and the ability to undertake intriguing experiments. They gave school children the chance to win a set of lab coats for their science classes by coming up with a winning lab coat design.  The designs could feature illustrations of a child’s favourite science topics, how science affects life on our planet or anything else that makes them think of science and the bigger picture. The more creative, the better, they said!

Ysobel Leack, a Year 8 pupil was announced as the winner of Bayer’s senior lab coat competition. She has won a set of lab coats for the school, along with a life-size cardboard cut-out of her lab coat design to keep.

Harry Hastings is delighted and commented, ‘having seen Ysobel’s design we had high hopes for some sort of reward. Nonetheless, we could not have predicted she would have actually won this national competition. It’s another feather in our cap for Science at Ardingly College where our brand new STEM building, completed in March, boosting 12 beautiful new laboratories, 2 wonderful new DT spaces, and a new computer suite, can inspire both girls and boys to express themselves and pursue their interests and possible future careers in STEM.’