The future's solar

22nd September 2000 at 01:00
A PUPIL with special educational needs from a tiny primary school in north Cornwall has given children across Britain a glimpse of the future, writes Lisa Hutchins.

Davy Gaspar-Yates, nine, a pupil at St Issey primary, in Churchtown St Issey, won a pound;1,000 prize for his school in a competition run by TES Primary magazine.

He won with a design for a house of the future which included triple-glazed windows, solar panels and wind turbines.

The judges felt his dsign combined practicality with imagination. His achievement is all the more impressive because he has Asperger's syndrome, an autism-related condition. His entry features in the October issue of the magazine along with the designs of runners-up.

Judges said they were impressed with the standard of entries which they described as "exuberantly inventive" and acutely energy-conscious.

The October issue of TES Primary is on sale in newsagents, price pound;2.

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