Boxhilda is the creation of Ellie Lewin, Sevanna Godiksen, Sophie Topple, Chloe Walker and Eirwen Mathias Landaluze – Year 8 pupils from Box Hill School in Mickleham.
The pupils worked in collaboration with Surrey artist/illustrator Louise Wishart whose work includes commissions for The Dining Room restaurant and Maison Du Velo in Reigate. Louise works both commercially and on a private commission basis. The pupils also worked with Anna Burgess Head of Fashion & Textiles at Box Hill School.
Boxhilda’s design reflects the 35 nationalities of pupils at the school and the first of six principles which are part of the schools’ Round Square Ideals – Internationalism. Round Square are an international group of schools sharing the philosophy of Dr Kurt Hahn – to place academic work at the heart of the school while stressing the importance of an all-round education as a preparation for life. Funds raised by the auction of Boxhilda will enable Box Hill pupils to participate in service projects worldwide such as building schools in Africa, water supplies in Thailand and medical centres in Costa Rica.