Cirencester College students come out on top at Cotswold Challenge Awards

A number of Cirencester College students recently received prizes for their fantastic efforts in the innovative Cotswold Challenge.

 Charlotte Evers, Molly Scrase-Kings, Benjamin Latham, Isabella Crovetto, Jamie Moody, Hollie Allison-Soule and Ben Waldron all received top awards after entering the competition, which aimed to inspire young people during this challenging time.

The Cotswold Challenge was run for 15-19 year olds in school years 11, 12 and 13, and was broken into three categories, which four prizes to be awarded in each category.

  • Art and Design 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking 

 Charlotte received first prize in the Art and Design category for her painting, titled View Thru the Window, pictured above. Judge and renowned sculptor Tessa Campbell-Fraser said: “A very strong image leading the viewer into and through the picture and out beyond. Looks like a very clever concept of being able to change the view through the window.”

Meanwhile, Molly was Highly Commended for her entry in the Innovation and Entrepreneurial thinking Challenge; a tutoring service idea. Titled Tutor Together, the scheme offers tutoring to GCSE students, and is run by current Year 12 students.

Judge Jeevan Thandi said: “Home tutoring is very expensive for the children that need it the most. This kind of community entrepreneurship is the kind of disruption that’s needed to make sure that everyone has access to help; and students themselves learn through teaching.”

Benjamin Latham was also ‘Highly Commended’ for his innovative jewellery box, pictured below.

The following Cirencester College students were also commended for their entries:

Albie Lucas

Lizzie Bye

Niamh Scott

Meryn Scammell

Amelia Bolton


Well done to all students involved! To see the full list of results, visit: