Pupil’s sock design manufactured

Liliah Vincent receives her design made into socks by the Sock geek company

Competitive Liliah Vincent “socked” it to fellow entrants to win a national design competition.

The Year 7 pupil’s entry was manufactured into socks and sold by online firm Sock Geek.

The Healing School pupil and younger sister Elise saw the competition advertised and sent two designs each.

Liliah was contacted by the firm to say one, inspired by the game of noughts and crosses, had been shortlisted.

Liliah’s original artwork

It won a public vote and she won £250 and a years’ supply of socks!

The design was produced in three colour variations and well received by customers of the Sock Geek website.

Liliah said: “I was as pleased as punch to hear my design had been shortlisted, but I just couldn’t believe I’d actually won.

My design was inspired by the game of noughts and crosses, with each square being different.

To me, it symbolises how each person is different. It would be boring if we were all the same.”

Asked if she would like to go into design, she said “My sights are firmly set on getting to the Olympics to swim for Team GB, but I enjoy lots of lessons at school, so I will decide in the future.”

Liliah’s mum Kate Vincent said: “We were blown away that Liliah became a finalist. We just could not believe it when we heard she had won.

Liliah gives 100% in all she does and makes us very proud.”

Healing Principal Mrs Dewland congratulated Liliah on her win.

“The design and resulting socks look fabulous,” she said.

“It has been a strange few months and, as well as completing their lessons online, we have been encouraging pupils to develop new skills and explore different recreational activities.

We didn’t expect to have a winning sock designer though! Well done to Liliah and her sister for showing initiative and entering the competition.”

The socks get their first outing!