Design A Smile


McArthurGlen teamed up with budding junior artists from across the UK to design one of a kind face coverings

We have teamed up with Brynmenyn Primary School to launch Design a Smile, a creative project which supports the local community and highlights the importance of working together to keep each other safe from Covid-19. McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend asked the pupils from the primary local school to design their own face coverings inspired by smiles and positivity. Katie Piper, TV presenter and campaigner, then selected a winning design to be manufactured and sold in the centre. In line with the Welsh Government’s latest announcement, non-essential retail stores at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet Bridgend are currently closed. When our stores re-open, you will be able to purchase Brynmenyn Primary School’s winning face covering at Guest Services for £5, with 100% of the proceeds donated back to the school.

Robisha

Ashford

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Designer Profile
Name: Robisha

Age: 9


Design style:
Rainbow hearts

Handwriting preference:
Right-handed and very neat

Favoiurite Colour:
Yellow

What was your inspiration?

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved drawing. Becoming a famous artist has always been a dream of mine.


What does your design represent? 

The rainbow hearts represent the love that always humans need to have for one another - no matter what colour or ethnicity they are. ‘Be Safe’ is a reminder for everyone to follow restrictions so that we can beat COVID-19 as a team.

Any tips to keep smiling during COVID19?

Share your love with all of your family and friends and remember that things will get better.

Alexis

Bridgend

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Designer Profile

First name: Alexis

Age:
10

Design style:
International

Handwriting preference:
Right-handed 

What was your inspiration?

I thought about who would wear it because children under 11 don’t need to wear a face mask so I didn’t want to make the design too babyish for teenagers and adults to wear. I chose the globe because we are in a global pandemic and every part of the world is being affected by the virus. The words I chose represent the world coming together as one to support each other.

What does your design represent?

My design represents that nobody is in this alone and everyone is here for each other as we are all in the same position.

Any tips to keep smiling during COVID19?

If I’m feeling down, I try my best to find something that makes me laugh - usually my sister!

Sophie

Cheshire Oaks

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Designer Profile

First name: Sophie

Age: 9

Design style: Colourful and eye-catching

Handwriting preference: Right-handed 

Favourite Colour: Blue

What was your inspiration?
My cat was my inspiration. When I was younger, I had a little black and white cat called Maddie which I loved a lot. We used to sit and cuddle up on the sofa all day. 

What does your design represent?
It represents my cat and I wanted to remind myself of all the good times that I shared with it. I would like others to share the happiness that I feel inside when I think about my fond memories with my cat.   

Any tips to keep smiling during COVID19?
Spend time with those you love and make happy memories. Be kind, be kind, be kind! 

Myla

East Midlands

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Designer Profile
Name: Myla

Age: 9 years old

Design style: Rainbows make people happy

Handwriting: Right-handed

Favourite colour: Dark Pink

What was your inspiration?

Rainbows for the NHS and because they make people smile.

What does your design represent?

The NHS and to make people smile.

Any tips to keep smiling during COVID-19?

Be mindful and make everyone happy and yourself happy.

Surabhi

Swindon

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Designer Profile

First name: Surabhi

Age: 10

Design style: Floral 

Handwriting preference: Right-handed

Favourite Colour: Blue

What was your inspiration?
I was inspired by my friend, Emilia, as she draws a lot and helps me in art.

What does your design represent? 
My design represents calmness (the roses) and happiness (the bubble writing).

Any tips to keep smiling during COVID19?
Stay healthy and talk to people/tell anyone if you feel sad.

Anna

York

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Designer Profile

First name: Anna

Age: 10 

Design style: Colourful and eye-catching

Handwriting preference: Left-handed 

Favourite Colour: Yellow

What was your inspiration?
I had seen lots of masks with smiles or emoji faces on them and I wanted to do something like that which would stand out.

What does your design represent?
It shows us that even though other people can't see you smiling, they will see your eyes smiling. There is still a smile behind there.

Any tips to keep smiling during COVID19?
Just keep thinking on the positive and happy side of things and smile as much as you can.

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