Search

Disabled youngster's contest nomination

PUBLISHED: 18:11 10 June 2010 | UPDATED: 17:59 30 June 2010

Raidi Nooraya

Raidi Nooraya

A DISABLED youngster from Great Yarmouth has been nominated for a national competition.

All Raida Nooraya, 7, wanted was somewhere to put her pencil case.

A DISABLED youngster from Great Yarmouth has been nominated for a national competition.

All Raida Nooraya, 7, wanted was somewhere to put her pencil case.

Raidi, who uses a wheelchair at school because of her brittle bones, came up with the idea of modifying wheelchairs to have storage spaces for pencil cases because she has to ask teachers to pass her pens and pencils to use.

Because of her experiences at Alderman Swindell School, Raida decided to come up with a design for the Mobility Roadshow Awards 2010 event.

Raida, who lives in Alderson Road, also hopes to impress the competition's judges by suggesting that wheelchair storage spaces could be used for teenager's makeup and mobiles phones and by adults by holding medication or documents.

If Raidi's clever idea wows the judges on July 3 she will win a four-day trip to London for her family and £1,000 for her school.

She said: “My wheelchair has an armrest which opens up and inside there is a pencil case so you do not have to ask other people to get your stuff. On the other side of the wheelchair there is a pouch to keep music players in for boys who like music. There is a pouch just for girls to keep their make up in.”

Raidi's mother, Rahima, said: “I am very proud of her. She is always confident and never lets things get her down.”

The family will find out if Raidi's idea wins at the Mobility Roadshow at Peterborough's East of England Showground on July 3 which is National Young Disabled Persons' Day.

Other News

Yesterday, 18:07

An historic Great Yarmouth housing estate is in line for a multi-million pound makeover which will improve housing for more than 1,000 people and hopefully build new homes for a few more.

Yesterday, 17:05

Business owners have warned that people are too scared to go onto a town centre street amid fears of a rise in violence at weekends.

Yesterday, 17:01

American Football used cheerleaders, cricket turned to T20, and football had the short-lived Golden Goal.

They are two coastal towns that have evolved in recent years into trendy haunts throughout the summer months.

Most Read

Yesterday, 17:05

Business owners have warned that people are too scared to go onto a town centre street amid fears of a rise in violence at weekends.

Read more
Twitter
Mon, 12:33

A road rage incident in Great Yarmouth saw a man leave his car and try and get into another driver’s car when it was stopped at traffic lights.

Read more
Mon, 15:17

A woman who was wanted by police on recall to prison has been found in Great Yarmouth.

Read more
Norfolk Police
Yesterday, 07:17

A woman thought she was going to die as her ex-partner stamped on her head twice and broke her nose, a court heard.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Mon, 17:24

Emergency services were called to Great Yarmouth town centre after a disused lamp post caught fire on Monday afternoon.

Read more
Rescue Service

Local Weather

Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 8°C

min temp: 7°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Great Yarmouth Mercury weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy