Ballymena kids challenged to design their own face mask for charity

Children in Ballymena are being called on to design their own face mask for charity.

Wednesday, 24th March 2021, 8:30 am

Healthcare provider Medicspot has launched an exciting competition to promote mask-wearing, challenging primary school pupils in the town and district to put their creative skills to the test and design a face mask.

The Medicspot Face Mask Challenge is open to all children aged five to 14 at primary and secondary schools throughout the local area, including Ballymena Primary School, St Colmcille’s Primary School and Camphill Primary School.

Ballymena children are encouraged to complete the challenge while at home by printing out the face mask template from the Medicspot website and letting their creativity flow.

Children here can create a face mask design for the Medicspot Face Mask Challenge

The winning entry, judged by CBBC presenter and YouTube star Joe Tasker, will win £500 for their primary school to spend on supplies as well as 30 face masks featuring their spectacular design to share with their classmates.

Another 20 winners will also win a face mask featuring their design, with four in each of the five age categories - five and six; seven and eight; nine and ten; 11 and 12; and ages 13 and 14.

Face masks featuring all the winning designs will be made available to purchase online – with 100% of the proceeds going to NHS Charities Together.

In a survey of 1,000 UK secondary school pupils by Medicspot, over half (57 per cent) of the pupils surveyed said they would be interested in designing their own face mask to help express themselves.

Dr Johnson D’souza, Medical Director at Medicspot, said: “We wanted to give children across Ballymena the opportunity to get involved in the challenge and design their own face mask.

“We hope the competition will encourage children in the local area to keep wearing their masks when necessary and allow their imagination to run wild”, said Dr D’souza.

Children have until the end of May to get their entries in. To download the mask template and enter, go to