A SCARBOROUGH student has shown off a dress she created to more than 60,000 people at a national event.
Bethany Wild, 16, of St Augustines RC School, created a couture gown, with the theme ‘sex, drugs and rock n roll’, and it beat off competition from across Yorkshire and the Humber to win a place at The Big Bang Fair in Birmingham.
At the show, which celebrates young scientists and engineers in Britain, she represented her school in both the National Science and Engineering Awards and the Young Engineer for Britain competition.
Bethany said: “It was a really enjoyable event and a great experience.
“I would like to thank St Augustines School, especially Miss Moreno, for their continued support following the completion of my GCSEs.”
At the event, Beth spoke to visitors who showed an interest in her work, particularly young people who are interested in taking GCSE textiles or are already taking the course.
She achieved ‘highly commended’ in the Young Engineer for Britain competition.
The awards are designed to celebrate young achievers in science, technology, engineering and maths. Bethany’s dress was entered in the technology section of the award and as well as making the gown, she worked on the design, planning, testing, manufacture and marketing of the dress.
The win her place in the final, Bethany won regional heats against students from across the Yorkshire and the Humber region.
She won the textiles section of Inspiration competition at the Elvington Air Museum in June, which springboarded her onto the regional finals of the Big Bang event.
She then secured her place at The Big Bang Fair at a regional heat held at York Minster.