Mendes impressed by Sheffield schoolboy

Posted July 11, 2016

The 12-year old Wales High School pupil put in hours of work to come up with an invention designed to transform the life of his mum, Sarah Kilner, who has a disabling condition.

In the first ever Imagination Awards, launched by the West End production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lewis created his design for Supreme Robo-Legs.

Judges including director Sam Mendes shortlisted his entry to the final 10 and Lewis could now win prizes including a VIP trip to London.

Lewis told the judges: “Supreme Robo­legs would be great for my mum and help her mobility. My mum has Ehlers­ Danlos Syndrome which meant that she lost much of the use of her legs. Supreme Robo­legs would change my mum’s life.”

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