Talented Doncaster teen desinger Eboney serves up a toy story

Eboney Calladine
Eboney Calladine

A talented teen has created a toy story of her own after winning a national design competition.

Hayfield School pupil Eboney Calladine, 15, scooped a clutch of prizes after crafting a colourful Noah’s Ark toy in the annual Playsafe contest which encourages youngsters to come up with safe toys for children to play with.

Eboney’s design impressed the judges with its clever creativity and safety features and beat off more than 250 entries from across the UK to be crowned winner at the Trading Standards Institute’s conference in Harrogate.

The design was chosen as the overall winner, taking home £100 herself and £1,000 for her school.

British Toy and Hobby Association director general Roland Earl said: “Eboney stood out thanks to her colourful fun stacking and jigsaw toy. The judges could see this fitting into a display in any good toy shop. It really is a well designed toy.”