Students’ boot-iful Dr Martens designs

Mandida Dzikiti with her boot design

Mandida Dzikiti with her boot design

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STUDENTS have put their stamp on Dr Martens boots for an art and design competition.

Christ’s Hospital School in Horsham has required students to wear Dr Martens’ 1461 classic three-eye shoe as part of their school uniform for more than 80 years.

To celebrate the school’s traditional uniform the shoemaker brought their “design your boot” competition to the school’s art department.

Six Year 9 students were given the chance to win a tour of their UK factory and a pair of shoes of their choice.

One overall winner will have their design brought to life.

Billie Baier, Dr. Martens marketing executive, said: “It’s really exciting to see a school embrace Dr. Martens as part of their uniform.

“We love to work with organisations who stand for something – such as Christ’s Hospital, who stand for encouraging individuality and self-expression in their pupils.”

Claire Philips, spokeswoman for the school, said: “The reason our pupils wear Dr Martens shoes is because Christ’s Hospital is a large site and they also march into lunch every day – they find Dr Martens comfortable, hard-wearing and durable.”

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