Schoolboy Rodrigo has his eye on the money with his winning design

Rodrigo Seborro winner aged 10, Orchards School, with Zoe Davidson, Community Engagement Officer at

Rodrigo Seborro winner aged 10, Orchards School, with Zoe Davidson, Community Engagement Officer at Cambridgeshire County Council, Becky Booth CEO of Spice and Tom Mitchell, The Culture Cart - Credit: Archant

A 10-year-old Wisbech schoolboy caught the interest of judges with his design for a new currency for the town.

Rodrigo Seborro, from the Orchards School, won the competition to design a credit note for the volunteer spice credits project.

His winning design of a windmill was unveiled at Spinneys Velo Festival event and will be used on the Cambridgeshire Time Credit note. He also won a family ticket to see a film of his choice at the Light Cinema. Artists involved the Culture Cart at the event were on hand to print his design.

The Cambridgeshire Time Credit scheme is an innovative volunteer programme. People using the scheme can help their community by giving their time to projects and organisations and as a thank you receive time credits. These can be used to access events, training and leisure services or to trade time with neighbours. The programme is being run by Spice, a social enterprise specialising in time credits and is funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and CHS Group.

Spice are rolling out later this year a three year Time Credits programme across the county, funded by Cambridgeshire County Council and CHS Group. A pilot was successfully delivered in Wisbech working with The Spinney, The Ferry Project and The Orchards School in 2013.


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Becky Booth, CEO of Spice, said: “Spice is delighted to be working in Partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council and CHS to develop this new community programme. We are all looking forward to launching the new currency with the winning design from Rodrigo”

Rodrigo added: “It was a very exciting moment because I wasn’t expecting to win. It was funny to see how my picture looks in the time credits note. Thank-you for this amazing experience.”

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