Scotland’s First ‘Baby Boxes’ – Edinburgh Napier student wins design competition

Taking inspiration from our friends in Finland, The Scottish Government’s new Baby Box initiative will see every newborn baby gifted a box of essential items, such as clothes, nappies and books to help ensure they get the best start in life. The primary focus of the scheme is to improve child health and to tackle infant mortality. It has already been implemented in a range of countries around the world.

And the exciting news is an Edinburgh Napier University student has won a nationwide competition to design the box. Leanne Young is in her final year of a Graphic Design degree at the University and is delighted to have won:

“It’s really exciting to be involved with the entire process and I’ve appreciated all the support and encouragement I have received from my mentors so far. The course at Edinburgh Napier has allowed me to develop my graphic design skills and allowed me to participate in this exciting new government initiative.”

You can read the whole article here, or watch the video below to hear Leanne talking about her win. EIC will soon be offering Graphic Design pathways. Watch this space for more!


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