Pro Steel Engineering teamed up with Torfaen Voluntary Alliance, Coleg Gwent and Torfaen County Borough Council to find Torfaen’s most promising young designer.  The winner’s design will now be installed in the Llanfrechfa Grange walled garden.

Youngsters across the borough were encouraged to submit a design which could be made into a statue to display at the hospital garden.

Ysgol Gyfun Gywnllyw pupil Caitlyn Smith was surprised during her school assembly and announced as the winning designer.

Richard Selby, director and co-founder Pro Steel Engineering said: “The fact that this will be on display at the hospital, given what the NHS has done for us and continues to do for us, seemed to fit very well.

“It seemed to fit very well with that we had two newly qualified trainees who could bring the design to life.

“This was also about encouraging young people to consider engineering of steel fabrication as a career for the future. For people who are feeling creative and want to make things, there are jobs here in Torfaen that pay good money and are a great opportunity to develop a solid career.”

Caitlyn’s design must now be painted and treated to make it weather-proof, before it is installed at the walled garden.

You can read the full story here via the South Wales Argus

Well done Caitlyn!