Cars for the future from today’s pupils

Dream Car Art Contest winners with Luton sisters Denisa and Rachel Rissa in the middle of the back row
Dream Car Art Contest winners with Luton sisters Denisa and Rachel Rissa in the middle of the back row

Luton sisters Denisa and Rachel Rissa of Ash Road have won gold medals in a national Dream Car Art Contest.

Their work went on display at Toyota’s Surrey headquarters and will now be entered in a global competition with a trip to Japan as the top prize.

The contest encourages children aged eight to 15 to combine imagination and creative skills to design what they think would be a great car for the future.

Beach Hill Primary pupil Denisa, 11, came up with a Camouflaging Car that blends with its surroundings and enables occupants to view and study animals without threatening them.

Denisa said: “I enjoyed taking part – and I was really surpised when I won.”

Thirteen-year-old Rachel, who’s at Stockwood Academy, went for a Specialised Traveller for Terrestrial Accessability. This is designed specifically to tackle mountains, cliffs and usually inaccessible places.

Winners received a framed copy of their work, Apple iPads and a goody bag at an event hosted by Toyota president Paul Van Der Burgh.